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Catholic influence on decline in Mexico

Catholic World News - April 05, 2011

The Catholic Church has been losing about 1,000 members a day in Mexico for the past decade, a new study shows.

Catholicism remains the dominant religion in Mexico, accounting for about 93 million of the country’s 112 million people. But other religious groups are growing—as is the number of Mexicans who identify with no religion.

In 1950, more than 98% of Mexicans identified themselves as Catholic. That number has dropped each decade, and is now a bit below 84%. Over the same period, the number identifying themselves as Protestant rose from 1% to almost 8%.

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  • Posted by: unum - Apr. 06, 2011 9:16 AM ET USA

    So, Mexican church members are drawn from churches with old, lethargic, and corrupt leadership to churches that are aggressively preaching and practicing the gospel and energizing their congregations to do the same. That's not news. The same thing is happening in the U.S.

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