The Catholic Church: Second Largest "Nation" on Earth Print
Written by Sherry   
Sunday, 27 December 2009 08:49
As of December 31, 2009

If the Catholic Church were a nation,

we'd be the second largest nation on earth (at approximately 1,178,000,000 members)

Just ahead of India (with 1.157 billion citizens) and behind China (1,338 million)

In this last week of the first decade of the 21st century, take a moment to contemplate what that could mean.
What it should mean.

We believe that the Church is the "sacrament of the salvation of the human race."

And here we are: 17.33% of that human race.

What will it mean to live that in 2010? What is my part? What is your part? What is the Holy Spirit asking of us?