#ShortNews: South Korea’s Hidden Treasure: A Vibrant Catholic Church

From the celebrities accounted as adherents, to nuns, to the president and his parish, the Catholic Church in Korea is alive and purposeful. In 2016, 74% of all baptisms in Korea were of adults. Ten years ago, that percentage was 84%.

South Korea has an abundance of women religious: There are approximately 10,170 sisters spread between 78 papal jurisdiction orders and 36 diocesan religious institutes. There are some 1,560 religious brothers.


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