|U.S. Catholics: Key Data from Pew Research|
Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as leader of the Roman Catholic Church today. In the coming weeks, approximately 115 cardinals, including 11 from the United States, will gather to elect his successor. How do U.S. Catholics view the church, and what do they want from the next pope? Here are some of the Pew Research Center's key findings about the U.S. Catholic population on these and other questions. READ THE FULL REPORT >|
|FEB. 25 - THE HUFFINGTON POST|
Most Catholic countries worldwide, increase seen in global south
An article explores findings from "The Global Catholic Population," a report by the Pew Research Center. Over the past century, the geographic distribution of the world's Catholics has changed substantially. In 1910, Europe was home to about two-thirds of all Catholics. By 2010, by contrast, only about a quarter of all Catholics (24%) were in Europe.
|FEB. 23 - THE BOSTON GLOBE|
What American nuns built