Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $38,368 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican offers of statistical sketch Church in Lebanon

Catholic World News - September 06, 2012

As Pope Benedict XVI prepares for his September 14-16 visit to Lebanon, the Vatican has released some official statistics on the Church in that country.

Just over half (54%) of Lebanon’s people are Catholics: 2.15 million out of a total population of 4.04 million. There are 53 bishops in Lebanon serving 24 dioceses and other ecclesiastical entities. There are 1,543 priests serving in 1,165 parishes and pastoral centers, with 462 men training for the priesthood; 2,797 male and female religious; and 2,784 catechists and lay missionaries.

The 907 Catholic schools in Lebanon provide instruction for 427,180 children. The Church also administers 30 hospitals, 168 clinics, 39 homes for the aged or disabled, 63 orphanages and nurseries, 22 family-counseling centers, and 28 other charitable institutions.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($125,746 to go):
$150,000.00 $24,253.70
84% 16%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal 11 hours ago
Has the Vatican finally discovered how to avoid inaccurate English translations? 15 hours ago
The Synod: It's a Wrap! October 21
A chaotic synod? Not in its results October 21
Cardinal Kasper's unsubtle threat October 21

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6