Disaffiliation grows in Canada as census shows 2 million fewer Catholics

Disaffiliation grows in Canada as census shows 2 million fewer Catholics Pope Francis adjusts a traditional Indigenous headdress during a meeting with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities at Maskwacis, Alberta, July 25, 2022. Photo: CNS/Paul Haring.
The Catholic population in Canada has declined by almost 2 million people in the last 10 years, the Canadian census has found in a report that indicates the religiously unaffiliated now outnumber Catholics. The latest census figures, compiled in 2021, show the Catholic Canadian population has declined to 10.9 million. Catholics now make up about…
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