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Africa poised to become an ‘even more important global center of Catholicism’

December 31, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Analyzing demographic trends, The Pillar notes that “the growing prominence of Africa in the global Church is driven by two different stories: the conversion of sub-Saharan Africa in the first half of the 20th century, and the growth of Africa’s population — unique among all regions of the world — in the 21st.”

In addition, Sunday Mass attendance in Africa is relatively high. “Weekly attendance is around 23% in the USA; Ghana, 85%; Nigeria, 92%; Rwanda, 74%; Zimbabwe, 85%,” said Gina Zurlo, co-director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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