Islam is the world's largest religion now

Associated Press reported that Muslims become more numerous than Catholics. with Muslims now at 19.2 percent compared to Catholics at 17.4 percent. Previously, Roman Catholicism is the largest religion in the world but now was surpassed by Islam.

"For the first time in history, we are no longer at the top: Muslims have overtaken us," Monsignor Vittorio Formenti said in an interview with the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. Formenti compiles the Vatican's yearbook.

"It is true that while Muslim families, as is well known, continue to make a lot of children, Christian ones on the contrary tend to have fewer and fewer," the monsignor said.

Formenti said that the data refer to 2006. The figures on Muslims were put together by Muslim countries and then provided to the United Nations, he said, adding that the Vatican could only vouch for its own data.

When considering all Christians and not just Catholics, Christians make up 33 percent of the world population, Formenti said.

Prophet Muhammad S.a.w once mention about Islam will arise again at the end of the time. And Allah Knows best. :-)

Adapted from news from Associated Press



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