Wednesday is Pope Benedict XVI’s final general audience in St.
Peter’s Square before he steps down on Thursday. About 117 cardinals,
including 11 from the U.S., will select his successor.
The Pew Research Center has assembled facts and findings on the U.S.
Catholic population for inquiring minds who want to know how many
Catholics are there in the United States, how the Catholic population is
changing, and how Catholics view the church.
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