Facts & Figures

Church statistics

"Statistics are a way of creating a connection between experience and theory. We use this fact in order to obtain a better idea of what we experience every day, both locally and in the wider context. The figures, graphs, tables and illustrations in this Working Aid are intended to demonstrate what the Catholic Church in Germany means: 436,228 young people aged between eight and 18 serve as altar boys and girls; Catholic schools form part of the German educational landscape with a total of 908 schools; 24.6 million people all over Germany belong to the Catholic Church. [...]" (Preface by Archbishop Dr Robert Zollitsch, President of the German Bishops’ Conference)

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