- Feb 17, 2020
A Pew Research Center study found that between 2055 and 2060, approximately 36 percent of children will be born in Muslim families and 35 percent in Christian families. The study said that while there will still be more Christians in the world, they are generally older and dying at a faster rate than Muslims, particularly in Europe.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the bishops of the world’s third largest Catholic nation.
Statistics Norway, a state agency, said Friday the number of Catholics in the country has jumped 42 percent since 2012, to 145,000 this year. Recently the Church in Norway opened St. Olav Cathedral, the first new Catholic cathedral in Europe in a decade, to accommodate its swelling population.