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The Catholic Church in Mexico



  • Area: 1,958,201 square kilometers (756,065.6 square miles)
  • Population:108,426,000
  • Catholics: 99,635,000 (91.89 percent)
  • 93 ecclesiastical circumscriptions
  • 6,744 parishes
  • 7,169 other pastoral centers
  • 163 bishops
  • 16,234 priests
  • 30,023 religious
  • 505 members of secular institutes
  • 25,846 lay missionaries
  • 295,462 catechists
  • 4,524 Minor seminarians
  • 6,495 Major seminarians 
  • 1,856,735 students attend 8,991 centers of Catholic education of all levels and 1,822 special education centers
  • Other institutions belonging to the Church or run by priests or religious in Mexico include 257 hospitals, 1,602 clinics, 8 leper colonies, 372 homes for the elderly or disabled, 329 orphanages and nurseries, 2,134 family counseling centers and other pro-life centrse, and 340 institutions of other kinds.

Statistics courtesy Vatican Information Service

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