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Korean Catholic population soars, but Mass attendance falls

January 14, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: The Catholic population of South Korea has nearly doubled in the past 15 years, but the proportion of Catholics who attend Mass has tumbled from nearly 30% to just over 18% during the same period. The number of priests has jumped by more than 50%, but the number of seminarians has dropped by 18%. The statistics point to an astonishing era of growth that is now slowing, and an aging Catholic population.

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