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Vatican official: World has greater number of Muslims than Catholics

Global Catholic News

March 31, 2008

VATICAN CITY - (CNS) - March 31, 2008 - A Vatican official said that, for the first time, the world's Muslim population is greater than the number of Catholics.

Msgr. Vittorio Formenti, who heads the Vatican's statistics office, said the shift was the result of larger families among Muslims.

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