Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friar Facts

Here are some interesting statistics on the Franciscan Order today:

Worldwide: 15,030 friars working in more than 110 nations

The English Speaking Conference has the second largest number of friars in the world: 1,856 (The Italian Conference is first with 2,434)

Areas of increase
The following areas of the world have had an increase in friars since 2002:
Asia: +65
Africa: +100
Bolivian Conference (including Bolivia, Colombia, Peru): +27

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