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Only 44% of Australians identify as Christian

July 05, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: The percentage of Australians who describe themselves as Christians fell from 86.2% in 1971 to 43.9% in 2021, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on July 4.

There are 604,900 fewer Anglicans, and 215,900 fewer Catholics, than in 2016.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jul. 07, 2022 9:21 AM ET USA

    It's a much more "pastoral" Church today than it was in 2016. The "big tent" goal of spreading the Gospel by deeds instead of by words does seem to be fulfilling part of Benedict's prophecy of a smaller Church, but a more faithful Church? Abortion is just another run-of-the-mill inconvenience, like contraception. Homosexual molestation in seminaries does not warrant mention in safe-environment training. Anti-Covid concoctions linked to planned abortions are moral "obligations" for all Catholics.