Statistics


PROVISIONAL STATISTICS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CHINA (2017)

Compiled by the Holy Spirit Study Centre (up to December 31, 2017)

Number of Catholics : About 10 million
 
Number of Diocese : 144 (112 active, + 32 other administrative territories)
96 (according to Chinese government)
                                
Number of Bishops :  101 (77 in ministry, 24 not in ministry)
Open Church bishops :  58 in ministry, 7 not in ministry
Underground Church bishops :  19 in ministry, 17 not in ministry
 
Number of priests :   
Open Church priests 2,550
Underground Church priests 1,320
  
Number of Seminaries and Seminarians:   
- Major Seminarians   8, with 398 seminarians
- Minor Seminarians  10, with 300 seminarians
- Underground Church Seminarians   6, with 100 seminarians
  
Number of Sisters :   
Open Church 3,170 in about 87 congregations (2015 figure)
Underground Church 1,400 in about 37 congregations (2015 figure)
  
Number of Sisters' novitiates :   
Open Church The figure to be re-assessed. 
Underground Church The figure to be re-assessed. 

 

 

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