For the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S., 1948 was a record year. The
new, enlarged edition (1,008 three-column pages) of the Official
Catholic Directory shows that there are now 26,718,343 Roman Catholics
in the U.S. (including Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands)a 642,646
increase over 1947. A record of 117,130 converts was made last year.
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