The Numbers on the Holy Father

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Last week marked the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to shepherd the Catholic Church.  For a couple of weeks prior to the anniversary, there were large scale discussions on social media platforms, between veteran Vatican observers, and in the press (both secular and non-secular), speculating on the Pontiff’s accomplishments since March, 2013.

The Vatican Press Office just released a report entitled “Statistics after Five Years.”  Zenit News Agency summarized the report: “While every Pope draws a certain amount of praise and criticism, there is no debating the fact that Pope Francis has been busy – and the Vatican Press Office has released the numbers to prove it.”

Click here to review the statistics as published by Zenit.