Current Page: World | Monday, February 28, 2005
Fastest Growth of Christianity in Africa

Fastest Growth of Christianity in Africa

According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, the southern hemisphere is taking the lead in growth figures for worshipers. Africa is leading the charge with 390 million Christians, more than three times than 35 years ago. The Head of the South African bishops shared recently shared his visions with the London Telegraph.

The research center is part of the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Bishop Michael Coleman, the vice-president of the Roman Catholic Bishops' Conference of Southern Africa said to the London Telegraph, "We are seeing a shift from a Eurocentric base for the Christian churches to a more worldwide base, including Africa and South America."

"Already, there's a small movement sending African clergy to Europe to re-evangelise people there. The centre of gravity of Christianity is shifting to the south," he continued.

Further statistics show that according to the projection of the current trend, Africa's congregation is likely to grow by another 200 million by 2025. Europe


Most Popular

More In World