Islam Surpasses Roman Catholicism As World’s Largest Religion

The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano announced yesterday that Islam has surpassed Roman Catholicism as the world’s largest religion.

Catholics accounted for 17.4 percent of the world population, a stable percentage, while Muslims were at 19.2 percent.

Monsignor Vittorio Formenti attributed the change to Muslim families having more children, while Catholics have tended towards fewer offspring.

When considering all Christians and not just Catholics, Christians make up 33 percent of the world population.

[Source: Yahoo! News]
[Via: Truemors]

  • Craig

    Catholicism is not a religion…

  • MMM

    Well, you’ll have to tell the Vatican that 😉 It is their newspaper after all that released this info not me :)

  • Craig

    Eh… silly Catholics! 😀

    I knew it wasn’t you making the claim, I just wanted to say something about it :)