Faithful Facts

When it comes to religion, much of what is believed is based on faith. Leaflet Missal has collected facts about Catholicism to buoy that faith. Read on to discover faithful facts about the Catholic religion and other closely related topics.

  • Catholicism grew by.57 percent nationwide in 2011, faster than any other Christian denomination, reaching 68.5 million members.
  • According to the CIA Factbook, the countries around the world with the most Catholics include Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, United States and Italy.
  • According to the CIA Factbook, Vatican City has the highest percentage of Catholics in the population at 100%.
  • The ashes Catholics use to mark the sign of the cross are made by burning Palm Sunday branches from the previous year.