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Infographic: Demographics of Catholic Church shifting away from developed world

POSTED: May 29, 2014 9:00 a.m.
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As seen on the associated graphic, roughly 52 percent of Catholic cardinals who are eligible to be elected pope live in Europe. However, 73.6 percent of Catholics live outside the continent.
According to the World Christian Database, as quoted by Catholic News Service, the demographics of the Catholic Church are shifting mightily. In 1970, for example, only 61.5 percent of Catholics lived outside Europe.
The election of Pope Francis, an Argentine, further solidified the demographic shift as he appointed several new cardinals from the developing world. What does this mean for the future of the Catholic Church? Has it given up on Europe? Or is it simply finding the strength it needs elsewhere?


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