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Monday, February 20, 2017
Study shows 44% Polish Catholics attend Sunday Mass 17% receive Communion
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┬áNiedzela', the most widely-read Catholic Sunday paper in Poland, yesterday published a study on religious practices in Poland. The survey was carried out by the Institute for Catholic Church Statistics, under the guidance of Father Witold Zdaniewicz. The study presented statistical data on 'Sunday Mass goers' and 'Communicants'. According to the study, 44.2% of Polish Catholics participate in the Mass every Sunday and 17.6% receive Communion during the Mass. As to the importance of Mass on Sunday in the lives of faithful in the homeland of Karol Wojtyla, the study reveals that the areas with the highest number of faithful attending Mass on Sunday are the Diocese of Tarnow (72%), followed by the Diocese of Rzeszˇw (68.5%) and the Archdiocese of Przemysl (64.2%). The areas with the lowest number of faithful attending Sunday Mass are the Archdioceses of Lˇdz┤ (28.6 %), Szczecin-Kamiensk (29.3 %), and Koszalin-Kolobrzeg (30.5%). The study showed that the areas where the faithful most receive Communion are in the Dioceses of Tarnow (25.6%), Lomza (23.1 %), and Opole (22.8%). The least were in the Dioceses of Szczecin-Kamiensk (12 %), Koszalin-Kolobrzeg (12,.3%), and Elblad (12.7 %). ( Source: MF/SL Agenzia Fides
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