Statistics


STATISTICS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CHINA (2016)

Compiled by the Holy Spirit Study Centre (up to December 31, 2016)

Number of Catholics : between 9 million to 10.5 million
 
Number of Diocese : 144 (112 dioceses, + 31 other administrative territories)
96 (according to the government)
                                
Number of Bishops :  109 (88 in ministry, 21 not in ministry)
Open Church bishops :  64 in ministry, 8 not in ministry
Underground Church bishops :  24 in ministry, 13 not in ministry
 
Number of priests :   
Open Church priests 2,500
Underground Church priests 1,300
  
Number of Seminaries and Seminarians:   
- Major Seminarians   9, with 464 seminarians
- Minor Seminarians  20, with 300 seminarians
- Underground Church Seminarians 10, with 200 seminarians
  
Number of Sisters :   
Open Church 3,170 in 87 congregations (2015 figure)
Underground Church 1,400 in 37 congregations (2015 figure)
  
Number of Sisters' novitiates :  The figure to be re-assessed. 

 

 

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