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Thousands to enter Church in US at Easter

March 25, 2016

About 40% of the dioceses in the United States have reported the numbers of catechumens and candidates who are expected to enter the Church at Easter. T

he highest figures were supplied by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (1,638 catechumens and candidates), the Archdiocese of New York (1,613), the Diocese of Orange (1,537), the Archdiocese of Washington (1,375), the Diocese of Fort Worth (1,213), and the Archdiocese of Newark (1,090).

44,544 catechumens were baptized in the United States in 2014, and an additional 70,117 candidates were received into full communion with the Church—up from 39,654 catechumens and 66,831 candidates in 2013.


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Mar. 25, 2016 11:01 AM ET USA

    Would you post a juxtaposition of the numbers entering (as per your article above)against the numbers exiting the U.S. Particular Church in 2013-2016?