Sunday, 18 March 2012

200 million black catholics in the new world

The National Black Catholic Congress (USA)has advised through it's website that there are 200 million black Catholics in the new world. Why are they advising? Well, cause they have the information and wish to share it. What one does with the information is something else:

At the dawn of the Third Millennium, the year 2000 A. D., there will be 200 million Catholics of African descent throughout the world. The count is based on millions and fractions of a million. Though there are more Catholics of African descent than in the various nations listed, the number would be under a half million; that is 0.5 million.

*Research done by The Catholic African World Network. The sources used were: The World Christian Encyclopedia edited by 0. Barrett & The 1990 Catholic Almanac edited by F. Foy, OFM

Latin America 60.8 Million
Brazil - 40
Honduras - 0.2
Columbia - 15
Mexico - 0.6
Ecuador - 0.8
Venezuela - 2.0
Guatemala - 0.2
Panama - 2.0

Caribbean & North American 20 Million
Dominican Republic - 8.0
Haiti - 6.0
United States - 2.0
(Canada and the rest of the Caribbean were not listed)

So what is the National Black Catholic Congress. Well the group was founded by Daniel Rudd, who called the first congress in 1889. Today The National Black Catholic Congress, comprises of member organizations, representing African American Roman Catholics, working in collaboration with National Roman Catholic organizations. They commit themselves to establishing an agenda for the evangelization of African Americans; and to improve the spiritual, mental, and physical conditions of African Americans.

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