Christianity goes global as world’s largest religion
By Richard Allen Greene, CNN
(CNN) – Christians are by far the largest religious group on the planet, and the religion has gone truly global over the past century, according to a new report out Monday, which finds some of the world’s biggest Christian communities in surprising places.
Europe was the clear center of world Christianity one hundred years ago, but today the Americas are home to more than a third of all Christians. In fact, the United States has the world’s largest Christian population, of more than 247 million, followed by Brazil and Mexico.
And who are the big kahunas among Christians? You got it baby.
The report calculates that half the world’s Christians are Catholic, 37% are Protestants, and 12% are Orthodox. The remaining 1 percent belong to other traditions such as Mormonism.
Even among the number one religion, we’re number one. Why doesn’t it feel that way?