Saturday, February 17, 2007
Roman Catholics to become largest denomination in UK

From Catholic World News:

London, Feb. 16, 2007 ( - Roman Catholics will soon become the largest religious group in Great Britain, outnumbering Anglicans for the first time since the Reformation, the London Times reports.

Weekly Mass attendance at Catholic parishes now stands at about 1 million, roughly equal to the number attending Anglican services. But the Catholic population of Britain is steadily expanding, mostly because of immigration, while the Anglican community is in decline, the Times observes.

I'd be interested in hearing opinions from any of my readers from Great Britain.

3 comment(s):

del_button February 17, 2007 at 9:57 AM
Anonymous said...

I know you've just seen my views, but for the benefit of the other readers, I picked up on this here.

del_button February 17, 2007 at 2:41 PM
Moral Order said...

So the attendances and growth in Catholic Mass attendance is through importation of Catholics from Poland, Hungary etc? Nothing to celebrate there then. But if it makes you happy then:

I am glad for you. I would rather be locked in a room full of Jesuits with hot pokers that see the Faith fall to Islam. Perhaps, with God's grace, this is a corner turned.

del_button February 18, 2007 at 1:04 PM
Anonymous said...

@Allotment Plotter:

The interesting thing for me, though, is that although the article says native attendance is falling, my local Church is PACKED with natives people every Sunday.

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