I have conducted another analysis according to WorldPopulationReview.Com Catholic Population data where the CIA Factbook and the Pew Research Center has been used to identify nations with the highest population of Catholics.
There is a great discrepancy between the WorldPopulationReview data and the Vatican Official Data.
According to 2023 Catholic Population Data,
Since some countries' data is missing in 2023, I substitute with 2004 data for complete analysis.
Total 2023 Catholics Population of the WorldPopulationReview list is 1,052,045,661
Total 2023 Catholic Population of the catholic-hierarchy.org 2004 list after adjustment (item 1) is 1,053, 007,063
The 2023 Catholics Population has reduced by -61,095,937 (5.5%) comparing with data as of 2004.
The findings show that the Catholics Population of most regions are dropping except Asia Pacific and Africa especially China, it has increased by 304%.
Whereas the traditional Catholic countries like Mexico and Brazil, the Catholic Population has dropped by 19% and 15.2% respectively.
Total number of priests as of 2004 is 396,441. Total number of priest as of 2023 is 407,872, increased by 2.9%
According to Vatican church statistic, the total Catholics population as of 2020 is 1,359,612,000. If the Vatican data is genuine, the Catholics population has dropped by 306.6 millions (-22.6%) in the past 3 years.
Is the Vatican doing its job to promote Christianity? The answer is certainly "NO"!!