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China reports over 22,000 baptisms at Easter

Catholic World News - April 24, 2012

The Catholic Church in China reported over 22,000 baptisms on Easter Sunday.

The Study Centre of Faith in He Bei reported a figure of 22,104 baptisms for the entire nation. However some dioceses had not yet reported their baptisms, so that figure is likely to rise. The report includes the 3,500 baptisms in Hong Kong. Roughly 75% of the newly baptized Catholics were adults.

The figures for Easter baptisms are particularly impressive because not all Chinese dioceses gear their programs toward baptisms at the Easter Vigil. In Shanghai, for example, the Easter report showed 379 baptisms, but diocesan officials expect a total figure of 1,500 for the year.

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