CWN - August 12, 2013
Catholic Church officials in the Philippines have observed an 8%
jump in the country’s Catholic population.
Statistics collected by the bishops’ conference show 76.18 million
Catholics in the Philippines—up from 70.4 million in the last
The growth of the Catholic population, however, matched an overall
surge in the nation’s figures. The proportion of Catholics in the
overall population remained virtually unchanged at 79%.