1,856,735 students attend 8,991 centers of Catholic education of all
levels and 1,822 special education centers
Other institutions belonging to the
Church or run by priests or religious in Mexico include 257 hospitals, 1,602
clinics, 8 leper colonies, 372 homes for the elderly or disabled, 329
orphanages and nurseries, 2,134 family counseling centers and other pro-life
centrse, and 340 institutions of other kinds.