Statistics


Estimated Statistics for Chinese Catholic 2014

(a) According to the Holy Spirit Study Centre

Number of Catholics : 10,500,000 (or between 9 millions to 12 millions)
 
Number of Diocese : 138 (116 active + 22 inactive)
97 (according to the government)
                                
Number of Bishops : 
Open Church bishops :   59
Underground Church bishops :   42
 
Number of priests :   
Open Church priests 2,600
Underground Church priests 1,400
  
Number of Seminaries and Seminarians:   
- Major Seminarians 10 Seminaries, with 560 seminarians
- Minor Seminarians    9 Seminaries, with 400 seminarians
- Underground Church Seminarians 12 Seminaries, with 300 seminarians
  
Number of Sisters :   
Open Church Sisters 3,250
Underground Church Sisters 1,530
  
Number of Sisters' novitiates :   
Open Church novitiates  87, with 50 Sisters in formation
Underground Church novitiates 37, with 106 Sisters in formation

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