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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Latin America accounts for 483 million Catholics, or 41.3% of the total Catholic population. Of the 10 countries in the world with the most Catholics, four are in Latin America. Brazil has the highest Catholic population of any country at more than 150 million. Italy has the most Catholics in Europe, with 57 million, while DR Congo has the biggest Catholic population in Africa, ranking ninth in the world with almost 36 million.

That depends on how one defines "Catholic". If one takes into account all the cases where people have latae sententiae excommunicated themselves from the church, I'd say the numbers of "actual practicing Catholics" are considerably less than 100 million (100,000,000) worldwide.

3 posted on 02/13/2013 8:49:15 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Alex Murphy
If one takes into account all the cases where people have latae sententiae excommunicated themselves from the church, I'd say the numbers of "actual practicing Catholics" are considerably less than 100 million (100,000,000) worldwide.

If you think that well over 92% of Catholics are so purposefully awful in practicing their religion that they are no longer members of the body of Christ, then I suggest you work on, for one thing, charity.

5 posted on 02/13/2013 8:56:05 AM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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You can increase the number by one. You have the power!


6 posted on 02/13/2013 8:58:17 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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