Francis' Effect in Argentina: Catholics Are the New Protestants

The percentage of Argentine "Catholics" decreased by 13.6% in the last decade according to the "Secunda encuesta nacional sobre creencias y actitudes religiosas en Argentina" by the government agency CEIL-CONICET.

The Evangelicals grew by four points to 15.3%.

62.9% of Argentineans call themselves “Catholics". At the time of the Second Vatican Council they were over 90%.

Less than half of them believe in hell and the devil. One third doesn't believe in eternal life. The Evangelicals score about 20 points higher on these issues.

Only 12.9% of Catholics practice the faith by attending Mass every Sunday. When asked if Francis’ election increased their religiosity, 82.4% said that there was no change. For 7.9% it increased, and for 7.3% it decreased.

For 25%, Francis "is too involved in politics instead of taking care of the spiritual part".

27.3% maintain that abortion is a “right of a woman” (Protestants: 7.3%).

Marco Tosatti (November 21) concludes: "Certainly in Argentina - but where else? - there was no Francis effect.”


The Jesuit Liberation Theologians did to parts of South American what the Chinese are doing to the Uighurs.
Can someone get statistics on the Catholic Church in general or point us to where these are available? Thank you
The bishops and cardinals live like kings instead they should be like simple sheppards (like Jesus disciples, live a simple life not in luxury )and take care of the sheep teaching them the Faith and Truth of our Lord Jesus Christ .
O Maoleoin
These men will have a lot to answer for.