3,400 converts in Hong Kong
CWN - March 11, 2011
Bishop John Tong of Hong Kong has announced that 3,400 catechumens will be baptized at the Easter Vigil.
The Church in Hong Kong has seen a rising numbers of conversions. The number of adult converts has risen from 2,000 per year in recent years to 3,040 last year, and this year's class of catechumens represents a new jump.
Some 356,000 of Hong Kong’s residents are now Catholic-- approximately 5% of the population. Thus the number of adult catechumens entering the Church at Easter will approach 1% of the existing Catholic population. To match that proportion, the New York archdiocese, for instance, would need 20,000 converts.
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