Religion: Startling Statistics

What percentage of the people of Boston are Roman Catholics? Last week The Pilot, official publication of the Boston archdiocese, reported the startling figure: 74.3%. Percentages in other cities, as compiled by Fort Wayne, Ind.'s Bishop John F. Noll: New Orleans, 66; Providence, 57; Detroit, 46; St. Louis, 43; Chicago, 41; Philadelphia, 29; New York, 22.


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