Sunday 17th December 2017,

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Patheos: Asian Americans & Catholicism

posted by Randall

CrossThe recent election of Pope Frances has brought a lot of attention to the incredibly large number of Catholics from Latin America.

While the number of Catholics from Asian counties is much smaller, its still significant, according to a blog post by Jerry Park in Patheos. By far the largest percent of Catholics in Asia are in the Philippines, 52.6 percent.

In the United States, that percentage is much higher among Filipino Americans– 64.5 percent. Vietnamese Americans are the next largest group of Catholics at 15.1 percent, followed by Chinese, Indian, Korean and Japanese.

The article also delves into whether there’s a correlation between Catholicism among Asian Americans and civic engagement. Are Asian American Catholics more civically involved than non Catholics? You can read more about that issue, along with a more in depth look at the numbers in Patheos,


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