SEOUL, South Korea — Recent statistics indicate that the Catholic population in South Korea has increased over the past year.
Last month, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea released a publication entitled Statistics of the Catholic Church in Korea 2012.
The report, prepared by the Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea, states that at the end of 2012, there were 5,361,369 Catholics in the country, an increase of 1.6% — or 84,959 individuals — over the last year.
This accounts for just over 10% of the total population. According to the report, these numbers have “slightly and consistently increased at a yearly average of 2-3% during the past 11 years.”
Just over half of South...READ MORE