Pope Francis meets with president of Vietnam’s parliament, Nguyen Sing Hung (Video) Roughly 87 million people live in Vietnam. Almost 50 percent of them are Buddhist, 20 percent are atheist and 7 percent of the population is Catholic March 24, 2014NULL Rome ReportsFrancis To view the video click here. – Subscribe to the ZENIT Daily Email Newsletter Receive the latest stories in your inbox each day! SUBSCRIBE! Thank you for subscribing to ZENIT!