Statistics


Estimated Statistics for Chinese Catholic 2012

(a) According to the Holy Spirit Study Centre

Number of Catholics : 12,000,000
  5,700,000 (as stated by the Open Church) 
 
Number of Diocese : 138 (116 active + 22 inactive)
                                
Number of Bishops :  114 
Open Church bishops :    74
Underground Church bishops :    40
 
Number of priests :   
Open Church priests 2,150
Underground Church priests 1,500
  
Number of Seminaries and Seminarians:   
- Major Seminarians 10 Seminaries, with 533 seminarians
- Minor Seminarians  10-12 Seminaries, with 490 seminarians
- Underground Church Seminarians 10 Seminaries, with 450 seminarians
  
Number of Sisters :   
Open Church Sisters 3,420 in about 80 congregations
Underground Church Sisters 1,500 in about 80 congregations
  
Number of Sisters' novitiates :   
Open Church novitiates  40, with 50 Sisters in formation
Underground Church novitiates 20, with 100 Sisters in formation

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