Web postings related to issues dealing with the Holy Father's book:
Light of the World and other recent attacks on the Holy Father
from the mainstream T.V. media and Print media.
Spring 2010 from the Catholic
The Catholic Church is
growing according to the Annuario Pontificio (Pontifical
Yearbook), a work that is published annually
by the Vatican.
The 2010 edition was presented
to Pope Benedict XVI in February. It
contains statistics on the world's Catholic
population for 2008.
Number of Catholics
The Annuario revealed
that from 2007 to 2008 the number of Catholics
worldwide rose by 19 million, for a total
of 1.166 billion.
That number represents
17.4 percent of the global population,
up from 17.33 percent the previous year.
The Catholic population
increased not just in raw numbers but also
relative to the world population as a whole.
In other words, The Catholic population
grew faster than the non-Catholic population.