Sunday, March 30, 2008

Vatican: Muslims Outnumber Catholics

Grim news.

What is most difficult to accept is that 1 in 5 people on earth choose to worship a man who was a sadistic murderer, a thief, a warmonger, a slave owner, a rapist, and a child molester.

What has humanity become?

Islam has overtaken Roman Catholicism as the biggest single religious denomination in the world, the Vatican said on Sunday.

Monsignor Vittorio Formenti, who compiled the Vatican's newly-released 2008 yearbook of statistics, said Muslims made up 19.2 percent of the world's population and Catholics 17.4 percent.

"For the first time in history we are no longer at the top: the Muslims have overtaken us," Formenti told Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano in an interview, saying the data referred to 2006. - Muslims more numerous than Catholics: Vatican

UPDATE: (04-01-08) Brian at has posted a Reuters update on this story HERE.

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