Statistics


Estimated Statistics for Chinese Catholic 2006

Catholics

About 12,000,000

Churches and chapels         

6000

Dioceses with a clerical administrator

116

Diocese without a clerical administrator 

22

Bishops in the open church       

67

Bishops in the underground church      

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 seminary           

1

Regional seminaries        

5

Provincial seminaries     

5

Diocesan seminaries        

10

Underground seminaries       

About 10

Major seminarians in the open church   

650

Minor seminarians in the underground church 

530

Underground seminarians

More than 350

Sisters in the open church   

3430

Sisters in the underground church   

1220

Sisters in formation in the open church  

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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