How many Catholics are there in America?
Many Catholics live in the United States of America. According to Wikipedia, the Catholic Church in the United States has more tha 77.7 million members. It is important to understand that 25% of the population is Catholic. Moreover, America has the fourth largest Catholic population in the world after Brazil, Mexico, and the Philippines. The first Catholics came to America during the European colonization. The first missionaries were Spanish and they came with Christopher Columbus. The missions were established in what are now Florida, Georgia, Texas, New Mexico. In the US there are many parishes headed by a priest, also called pastor.