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 Black Catholics: Worldwide Count  

Global Count of Catholics of African Descent: 270 MILLION *

Today the 270 million Catholics of African descent represent almost 25% of the one billion Roman Catholics throughout the world in more than 59 countries.

AFRICA 141 Million
Angola 8.0
Benin 1.6
Burkina Faso 1.4
Burundi 4.0
Cameroon 3.9
Central Africa Republic 0.8
Chad 0.8
Democratic Rep. of Congo 28.0
Ethiopia 0.5
Gabon 0.8
Ghana 2.3
Ivory Coast 2.9
Kenya 7.5
Malawi 2.8
Mozambique 4.2
Nigeria 34.0
Rwanda 3.8
Senegal 0.5
South Africa 3.0
Sudan 3.8
Tanzania 10
Togo 1.3
Uganda 10.0
Zaire 3.0
Zambia 3.0
Zimbabwe 1.1
LATIN AMERICA 105.9 Million
Brazil 65
Columbia 20
Ecuador 1.5
Guatemala .2
Honduras .2
Mexico 12
Panama 2
Venezuela 5
CARIBBEAN &
NORTH AMERICA
21
Million
Cuba 4
Dominican Republic 8
Haiti 6
United States 3
U.S. Statistics of Black Catholics
1300 Parishes
250 African American Priests
300 African American Sisters
380 African American Deacons

Research done by the Catholic African World Network. The principal resources used were: The World Christian Encyclopedia edited by D. Barrett; The 2004 Catholic Almanac edited by Matthew Brunson, D.Min.; The African American Secretariat of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Conference; the Internet and global in the field research. Contact: CatholicAWN@aol.com


*The count is based on millions and fractions of a million. Countries listed above have at least .2 million count of Catholics of African descent, while other countries not listed have less than this number. The racial conventions used to identify 'African descent' vary throughout the world. Also not accounted for are the emerging Asian populations of African descent.

The Catholic African World Network, 2005

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