Marco Tosatti has a brief post on a new study released by Analasis Digirtal which examines the state of the Church today.
The report shows that the Catholic population of the world today numbers some 1,160,000,000 and is growing by some 34,000 people every day. This is certainly good news and something to remember when we hear of the decline of the Church; it may be declining in the West, but in the East and the South it is booming.
The report also showed that there were some 1,600 Protestant denominations at the start of the twentieth century; in 2011, only a century later, there are some 42,000. So much for Jesus' prayer that "they might all be one."