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Mass attendance plummets in Italy after lockdown

September 07, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: The number of Italian Catholics attending Mass weekly has dropped steadily over the past 20 years, from 36.4% to 18.8%. But the trend has accelerated since the Covid lockdown.

In 2001, 16% of Italian Catholics reported that they had not even entered a church except for a wedding or funeral. By 2022 that figure had jumped to 31%.

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