VIDEO: Number of Catholics worldwide rises to 1.3 billion

According to a Vatican report of church statistics, in 2016 the total number of Catholics worldwide rose to nearly 1.3 billion, while the total number of priests worldwide rose to nearly 415,000. Find out which parts of the world have the most Catholics and the most growth in the video below:

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