Vatican City - On the occasion of the 93rd World Mission Sunday, October 20, 2019, which is celebrated in the context of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019, announced by Pope Francis in the centenary of Pope Benedict XV's Apostolic Letter ‘Maximum illud’, Agenzia Fides offers some statistics chosen to give a panorama of the missionary Church in the world. The tables are taken from the latest edition of the "Church's Book of Statistics" published regarding members of the Church, church structures, healthcare, welfare and educational. The variation is indicated in brackets, increase or decrease compared to the previous year , according to the comparison made by Agenzia Fides. Finally, the picture of ecclesiastical circumscriptions dependent on the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is reported.
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