Transcript for The Papacy By The Numbers
The latest report from the Vatican in 2012. Showed the number of Catholics around the world. Had reached nearly one point two billion followers. That's seventeen and a half percent of the world's population. Elevating. The -- to one of the most highly visible and influential religious positions since the first -- saint Peter. Was installed in the year 32 -- Since then 264. Men have been elected to -- by the college of cardinals the longest serving. Being blessed Pius the night. With 32 years starting. 1846. While John Paul the first had the shortest of all people seized at only 33 -- Of the 209 members in the college of cardinals 150. Are under the age of eighty and therefore eligible to vote for a replacement. The Pope Benedict the sixteenth.
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