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Three out of four adults baptized at Easter are under 40 – France

After a year 2021 marked by the pandemic, the Catholic Church is delighted with the increase in the number of adult baptisms celebrated this Easter weekend. There are nearly 4,300 this year, ie 14% more than last year and more than the last five years during which this number has evolved between 4,000 and 4,200. Brittany is no exception to the phenomenon. They are for example twelve adults baptized in Pontivy.

The national catechesis and catechumenate service is delighted with the rejuvenation of these catechumens: “Three-quarters of the baptized this year are under 40 years old, and the most significant development is the increase in the proportion of 18- 25 which represents almost a third of catechumens (28%)”, he communicated at the beginning of the week. Baptism first attracts adult women: 63% against 37% of men.

Far from being an approach of people from wealthy backgrounds, the Church notes that this year again, “the category of workers, technicians, employees remains the most represented”. They weigh 38% of newly baptized, far ahead of students (18%) and teachers and executives (14%).

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