|Nigeria: the "Powerhouse" Church|
|Written by Sherry|
|Friday, 09 March 2007 18:33|
Per John Allen who is in Nigeria today:
In the 20th century, Africa went from a Catholic population of 1.9 million in 1900 to 130 million in 2000, a staggering growth rate of 6,708 percent. Half of all adult baptisms in the world, the surest sign of missionary expansion, are in Africa. Inexorably, pastoral and intellectual energy in the church will follow population, and this means that African leaders are destined to play an increasingly important role. Nigeria will have 47 million Catholics by 2050, and has the human capital and ecclesiastical infrastructure to become an African 'voice' in the global church.
Read the whole thing. It's fascinating.