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Apostolic trip of His Holiness Francis to Egypt (28 to 29 April 2017) - Statistics, 03.04.2017

Statistics of the Catholic Church in Egypt as of 31 December 2015 (from the Central Office for Church Statistics).

Table 1 – Population and ecclesiastical structure

Table 2 – People engaged in activities of the apostolate

Table 3 – Indicators of pastoral workload

Table 4 – Priestly vocations

Table 5 – Educational centres owned / managed by ecclesiastics or religious

Table 6 – Charitable and social centres owned / managed by ecclesiastics or religious

 

The following are some statistical data relating to the situation of the Catholic Church in Egypt as of 31 December 2015.

Table 1 – Population and ecclesiastical structure

Area (km²)

1.001.449

Population (in thousands)

88.958

Density (inhabitants/Km2)

89

Catholics (in thousands)

272

Catholics per 100 inhabitants

0,31

Ecclesiastical circumscriptions

15

Parishes

213

Other pastoral centres

74

Catholics per pastoral centre

947

 

Table 2 – People engaged in activities of the apostolate

Bishops 1

16

Diocesan priests

250

Religious priests

244

Total priests

494

Permanent deacons

3

Men religious (other than priests)

79

Professed women religious

727

Members of secular Institutes

30

May missionaries

46

Catechists

139

[1] Situation on 26.03.2017

 

Table 3 – Indicators of pastoral workload

Catholics per priest

550

Catholics per pastoral worker

177

Priests per pastoral centre

1,7

Priests per 100 people engaged in activities of the apostolate

 

15,8

 

Table 4 – Priestly vocations

Minor seminarians

3

Major seminarians

98

Major seminarians per 100.000 inhabitants

0,11

Major seminarians per 100.000 Catholics

36,03

Major seminarians per 100 priests

19,84

 

Table 5 – Educational centres owned / managed by ecclesiastics or religious

Schools:

 

Pre-school and primary

317

Lower middle and secondary

79

Higher and university

3

 

 

Students in:

 

Pre-school and primary schools

76.381

Lower middle and secondary schools

22.267

Higher and university institutes

713

 

Table 6 – Charitable and social centres owned / managed by ecclesiastics or religious

Hospitals

15

Clinics

108

Leper colonies

1

Homes for the elderly and disabled

31

Orphanages and nurseries

51

Family consultation centres

9

Special centres of social education or rehabilitation

7

Other institutions

11