Islam has surpassed Roman Catholicism as the world’s largest religion, thenewspaper said Sunday.
“For the first time in history, we are no longer at the top: Muslims have overtaken us,” Monsignor Vittorio Formenti said in an interview with the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano. Formenti compiles the Vatican’s yearbook.
He said that Catholics accounted for 17.4 percent of the world population — a stable percentage — while Muslims were at 19.2 percent.
“It is true that while Muslim families, as is well known, continue to make a lot of children, Christian ones on the contrary tend to have fewer and fewer,” the monsignor said.
Formenti said that the data refer to 2006. The figures on Muslims were put together by Muslim countries and then provided to the, he said, adding that the Vatican could only vouch for its own data.
The condescending bastard. “Muslim families make a lot of children”…..I think he just pulled that shit out of the hat. I don’t think devout Christians in Africa really practice safe sex. And not to miss is him “vouching” for the data from the Vatican. He really, really wants you to believe that there is no corruption of any sort in the Vatican because it is a holier than Islam or, rather, Christianity is morally better than Islam.
What a crock of BS.
Personally, I am waiting for the day when non-believers out number the believers. Now that’s something to look forward to!!