Statistics


Estimated Statistics for Chinese Catholic 2015

Complied by the Holy Spirit Study Centre (Up to December 31, 2015)

Number of Catholics : between 9 million to 10.5 million
 
Number of Diocese : 138 (116 active + 22 inactive)
97 (according to the government)
                                
Number of Bishops :  112
Open Church bishops :   70
Underground Church bishops :   29
 
Number of priests :   
Open Church priests 2,500
Underground Church priests 1,300
  
Number of Seminaries and Seminarians:   
- Major Seminarians   9 Seminaries, with 425 seminarians
- Minor Seminarians  20 Seminaries, with 300 seminarians
- Underground Church Seminarians 10 Seminaries, with about 200 seminarians
  
Number of Sisters :   
Open Church Sisters 3,170 in about 87 congregations
Underground Church Sisters 1,400 in about 37 congregations
  
Number of Sisters' novitiates :  The figure to be re-assessed. 

 

 

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