From the Catholic Herald:
The Catholic Church in the Anglosphere and western Europe is in no small part today being propped up by immigration, but this is not a long-term solution for the survival of the Church across the Western world. There are two key reasons for this: the first is the decline in Catholic affiliation in much of the Global South, and the second is the liberal drift in Western countries impacting immigrant communities and their descendants. Both of these trends can be seen in the United States with its Latino population.
As we reported last week, the Catholic Church is on a path of decline across Latin America albeit the Church is often not losing out to atheism so much as other denominations. This is especially true in Brazil (the country with the highest number of Catholics on earth). While 40 per cent of the world’s Catholics still live in Latin America, the percentage across the region fell from 70 per cent (2010) to 57 per cent (2020).