“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Jesus, Matthew 25.40
The Catholic Church does more to serve those in need than any other private organization in the world.
From Agenzia Fides, here are some numbers that represent at least a part of what the Church does (as of 2014):
Primary schools: 36,613
Secondary schools: 12,060
Leprosy centers: 229
Homes for the elderly: 632
Marriage counseling centers: 1,728
Primary schools: 16,097
Secondary schools: 10,450
Leprosy centers: 322
Homes for the elderly: 2,520
Marriage counseling centers: 933
Primary schools: 23,195
Secondary schools: 10,965
Leprosy centers: 72
Homes for the elderly: 3,815
Marriage counseling centers: 5,636
Primary schools: 15,884
Secondary schools: 9,633
Leprosy centers: 21
Homes for the elderly: 8,200
Marriage counseling centers: 6,173
Primary schools: 3,456
Secondary schools: 675
Leprosy centers: 4
Homes for the elderly: 537
Marriage counseling centers: 274
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