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The Catholic Church in Cuba



  • Area: 110,861 square kilometers (42,803.67 square miles)
  • Population: 11,242,000
  • 6,766,000 (60.19 percent) Catholic
  • 11 ecclesiastical circumscriptions
  • 304 parishes
  •  2,210 other pastoral centers
  • 17 bishops
  • 361 priests
  • 656 religious
  • 24 members of secular institutes
  • 2,122 lay missionaries
  • 4,133 catechists
  • 13 Minor seminarians number
  • 78 major seminarians
  • 1 ,113 students attend 12 centers of Catholic education of all levels and 10 special education centers
  • Other institutions belonging to the Church or run by priests or religious in Cuba include 2 clinics, 1 leper colony, 8 homes for the elderly or disabled, 3 orphanages and nurseries, and 3 institutions of other kinds.

Statistics courtesy Vatican Information Service

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