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Swaziland: a nation of orphans

January 24, 2011

Orphaned children make up more than 10% of the population of the southern African nation of Swaziland, as one quarter of residents between the ages of 15 to 49 have contracted the AIDS virus. There are 140,000 orphans in the nation of 1.2 million.

Catholics make up 5% of the nation’s population, according to Vatican statistics.


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