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Romania by the Numbers

Holy Father’s Apostolic Journey, May 31-June 2, 2019

Statistics of the Catholic Church in Romania as of 31 December 2017 (from the Central Office for Church Statistics)

Table 1 – Population and ecclesiastical structure

Table 2 – People engaged in activities of the apostolate

Table 3 – Indicators of pastoral workload

Table 4 – Priestly Vocations

Table 5 – Educational centers owned/managed by ecclesiastics or religious

Table 6 – Charitable and social centers owned/managed by ecclesiastics or religious

 

The following are some statistical data relating to the situation of the Catholic Church in Romania as of 31 December 2017:

 

Table 1 – Population and ecclesiastical structure

Area (km2) 238,391
Population (in thousands) 19,644
Density (inhabitants/km2) 82
Catholics (in thousands) 1,445
Catholics per 100 inhabitants 7.4
Ecclesiastical circumscriptions 13
Parishes 2,031
Other pastoral centers 64
Catholics per pastoral center 690

 

Table 2 – People engaged in activities of the apostolate

Bishops (situation at 30.04.2019) 18
Diocesan priests 1,792
Religious priests 265
Total priests 2,057
Permanent deacons 4
Men religious (other than priests) 72
Professed women religious 1,070
Members of Secular Institutes 128
Lay missionaries 56
Catechists 573

 

Table 3 – Indicators of pastoral workload

Catholics per priest 702
Catholics per pastoral worker 363
Priests per pastoral center 0.98
Priests per 100 people engaged in activities of the apostolate 52.2

 

Table 4 – Priestly vocations

Minor seminarians 2,256
Major seminarians 599
Major seminarians per 100,000 inhabitants

 

3.05
Major seminarians per 100,000 Catholics 41.5
Major seminarians per 100 priests 29.1

 

Table 5 – Educational centers owned/managed by ecclesiastics or religious

Schools:  
Pre-school and primary 68
Lower middle and secondary 26
Higher and university 7
   
Students in:  
Pre-school and primary schools 5,940
Lower middle and secondary schools 3,954
Higher and university institutes 894

 

Table 6 – Charitable and social centers owned/managed by ecclesiastics or religious

Hospitals 14
Clinics 43
Leper colonies
Homes for the elderly and disabled 34
Orphanages and nurseries 35
Family consultation centers 20
Special centers of social education or rehabilitation 6
Other institutions 27

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