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Catholic Church: Italy's dwindling congregations

And may it continue to dwindle into oblivion.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21694860

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Comment by John Aultman on March 8, 2013 at 12:19pm

I see Africa as the new "13th century Europe".  It's vast uneducated population is ripe for the Catholic Church to spread it's poison of myth and magic and zombie jesus. 

Comment by Pat on March 8, 2013 at 12:09pm

Funny (in the sense of irony, and not humor) that the more educated a population becomes, the less need of magic and superstition. 

Comment by Loren Miller on March 8, 2013 at 11:42am

One can hope that, indeed, it will continue to dwindle in the US and Europe.

Right now, the problem is Africa.  A largely illiterate and uneducated population is grist for the Vatican's mill and a means for the church to sustain itself in the face of the disaffection and aging of its current support base.  I would like to see Africa denied to the RCC, though it would likely require some kind of secular mission to do so, a mission at least as well manned and funded as the Vatican's effort is.

Otherwise, it will be one more population which will have ultimately to unlearn what it is taught and indoctrinated by the representatives of the catholic church.

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