Globally

 Worldwide figures for the Catholic Church in 2013.

Total bishops 5,143
Total priests 412,236
Diocesan priests 277,009
Religious priests 135,227
Priest: Faithful Ratio 1: 2,901
Diocesan priestly ordinations 6,863
Graduate-level seminarians 58,140
Religious brothers 54,665
Religious sisters 721,935
Parishes 221,055
Without a resident priest 49,172
Catholic population 1.196 billion
Percent of world population 17%
Catholic elementary schools 92,847
Students in Catholic elementary schools 31.151 million
Catholic secondary schools 43,591
Students in Catholic secondary schools 17.794 million

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Worldwide 1970-2013

  1970 1975 1985 1995 2000 2005 2013 Total priests 419,728 404,783 403,480 404,750 405,178 406,411 412,236 Diocesan priests 270,924 259,331 253,319 262,418 265,781 269,762 277,009 Religious priests 148,804 145,452 150,161 142,332 139,397 136,649 135,227 Priest: Faithful Ratio 1:1,557 1:1,753…

Asia 2013

Total bishops 758 (+12) Total priests 57,136 (+1,695) Diocesan priests 33.318 (+801) Religious priests 23,818 (+894) Priest: Faithful Ratio 1: 2,269 (-1) Major seminarians 33,971 (+513) Religious brothers 10,461 (+411) Religious sisters 165,308 (+3,047) Catholic population 129,661,000 (+3,801,000) Percent of…

Africa 2013

Total Bishops 697 (+16) Total priests 35,527 (+761) Diocesan priests 25,434 (+571) Religious priests 12,093 (+190) Priest: Faithful Ratio 1: 4,946 (+64) Major seminarians 26,924 (+752) Religious brothers 8,564 (+254) Religious sisters 66,375 (+1,395) Catholic population 185,620,000 (+6,140,000) Percent of…

America 2013

Total Bishops 1,914 (+15) Total priests 122,607 (+40) Diocesan priests 81,913 (+502) Religious priests 40,694 (-462) Priest: Faithful Ratio 4,779 (+30) Major seminarians 36,471 (+29) Religious brothers 16,531 (-261) Religious sisters 195,198 (-3,178) Catholic population 927,021 (+5,197,000) Percent of America…

Europe 2013

Total Bishops 1,606 (-1) Total priests 190,150 (-905) Diocesan priests 133,547 (-460) Religious priests 56,613 (-445) Priest: Faithful Ratio 1: 1,498 (+11) Major seminarians 20,564 (-282) Religious brothers 17,669 (+17) Religious sisters 286,042 (-8,461) Catholic population 284,924,000 (+894,000) Percent of…

Oceania 2013

Total Bishops 129 (-3) Total priests 4,816 (+52) Diocesan priests 2,807 (+53) Religious priests 2,009 (-1) Priest: Faithful Ratio 1:1,965 (+17) Major seminarians 1,060 (=) Religious brothers 1,440 (+15) Religious sisters 9,012 (-239) Catholic population 9,468,000 (+185,000) Percent of Oceania…