Evangelicals now outnumber Catholics in Honduras, according to survey
November 29, 2021
More Hondurans describe themselves as evangelicals (46%) than as Catholics (38%) in a survey conducted by Paradigma, a Honduran research group.
Archbishop Gábor Pintér, apostolic nuncio in Honduras, said in a recent interview that Honduras has maintained a Christian culture and that 95% of Hondurans are baptized Catholics. He linked the rise of evangelicalism to a shortage of priests: evangelical churches, he said, typically have a permanent pastor for a congregation of 50 to 100 people, while Catholics in some areas often have to wait six months or a year for a visit from a priest.
“Forty years ago, there were nearly 500 priests in the country, two-thirds of them missionaries,” the prelate said. “The number of missionary priests is now extremely low; the clergy are made up of local vocations. The seminaries are full, but unfortunately, there aren’t enough Catholic priests.”
For all current news, visit our News home page.
- Evangelical Christians are a majority in Honduras (Evangelical Focus)
- A világ tele van jó emberekkel – Pintér Gábor hondurasi nunciussal beszélgettünk (Magyar Kurir)
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!