ITALY … ONE TRAINED PASTOR FOR EVERY 350,000 PEOPLE

Excerpt:  “… evangelicals make up less than 1% of the population. Of the more than 35,000 cities, towns, and villages, less than 1,500 have an evangelical church. To better understand how many of these communities have no gospel witness, imagine you wanted to visit each one for just one day and then travel to another town to visit the following day and you did this every day of the year until you had visited each one. It would take you 92 years before you visited each city or town without a gospel witness for just one day. There is only one trained pastor for every 350,000 people. The evangelical church continues its task of breaking through the invisible barriers to present the gospel to the millions of Italians yet to be reached. Another great need in Italy is for doctrinally sound Italian pastors. There is much false teaching in Italy. The only Protestant theological seminary in Italy is rank liberal. Ecumenism is very strong. Many liberal Protestants, along with some Charismatics and Pentecostals, are seeking to unite all Christians, including Roman Catholics.”

Source  … Missions In Italy

(My note:  It is said that 95% of Italy’s people are Roman Catholic.)

About Cathy

I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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