Estimated Statistics for Chinese Catholic 2006

Catholics

About 12,000,000

Churches and chapelsˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

6000

Dioceses with a clerical administrator

116

Diocese without a clerical administratorˇ@

22

Bishops in the open church ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

67

Bishops in the underground churchˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

44

Elderly priests in the open church

170

Younger priests in the open church

1700

Elderly priests in the underground church

100

Younger priests in the underground church

1000

National seminaryˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

1

Regional seminariesˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

5

Provincial seminariesˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

5

Diocesan seminaries ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

10

Underground seminaries ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

About 10

Major seminarians in the open churchˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

650

Minor seminarians in the underground churchˇ@

530

Underground seminarians

More than 350

Sisters in the open churchˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

3430

Sisters in the underground churchˇ@ˇ@ˇ@

1220

Sisters in formation in the open churchˇ@ˇ@

320

Sisters in formation in the underground church

230

Novitiates for Sisters in the open church

40

Novitiates for Sisters in the underground church

12


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