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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Italy –

Source: The Holy See in the Italian

Headline: OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA – the face of The australian catholic community: a Report of the Centre of the pastoral research

Sydney – more than 5 million catholics registered in Australia, well 1.304.993 were born overseas, 136.360 do not speak English well and 305.823 live in conditions of poverty, are some of the data found in a Report on the social profiles of the dioceses of australia, published by the national Center for Research in Pastoral care of the catholic Church in australia. The document, received by the Agency Fides, provides a study on the demography of the catholic population in all the dioceses. As noted, in Australia, there are 5.291.834 catholics, a figure equal to 22.6% of the population. The framework presented has been built by drawing on the data of the census of 2016 to the “Bureau of Statistics” australian government agency and shall take into account, then, only the people who, in the course of the survey, declared to be openly catholic, leaving out many others. According to the data of the Statistical Yearbook, the Pontifical, which shows the numbers collected directly from the local parishes, in fact, australian catholics are 6.7 million .

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