In Europe the Christian population is dying faster than it is being replaced. In North America, the number of Christian deaths will begin to exceed the number of births to Christian parents by around 2050.
"I concur with Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry’s opinion of a resurgence in the urban French church. I recently attended a vigil Mass at the parish of Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelle in Paris, expecting it to be full of older Catholics and sparsely attended. The church was mostly full and attended by a wide range of ages and families. This was something unexpected and uplifting to experience."
Bill O'Reilly, a Catholic, who last year challenged the pope’s views on immigration and promised to convince him of the need for reform, shook hands briefly with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics at the Vatican.