|Catholic Population (Source: Wikipedia)|
Catholics around the world is now nearly 1.2 billion, it's 17% of world's total population, still the largest single church next to Islam (Sunni and Shia combined).
While many anti-Catholic groups (comouflaged as churches) rejoiced with the sex scandals which put down many dioceses into bunkrupcy, the Holy Spirit is still actively working among good Catholic missionaries, priests, religious and laity for harversting another 15 million to His fold. "The gates of hell will not prevail" against Christ's founded Church. (Mt. 16).
Thanks to the good leadership of St. Peter's successor Pope Benedict XVI, he did a very good job. Catholics by Country from CIA)
Converting Catholics to the Iglesia ni Cristo is INC Ministers' most important job. A minister's success is measured on how many Catholics he may convert. They use to do that in their "Pamamahayag". This "Pamamahayag" is a carefully scripted flow of discussion using twisted Catholic official books such that a neuphite has no time checking their sources for accuracy.
Showing a copy of that Catholic Book is enough to deceive many Catholics while in their temple territories. Once converted these ex-Catholics hate Catholics and attack every fiber the Catholic Church teaches.
The latest religious rally which they did simulteneously in Luneta and elsewhere in the Philippines in February 28, 2012 is an attempt on how they could convert more nominal Catholics to Manalo's Church-- at least the Philippines.
As they are preparing for 2014 A.D. Centennial celebrations there is no tangible proof that Manalo's Church members are growing. According to news clippings official data shows their number to be roughly 3 million only.
Eduardo Manalo has to do double-time effort. Catholic had influenced more than 160 countries Twhich CELEBRATES December 25 as Christmas Day. A day appointed to commemorate the Birth of the Son of God-- Jesus Christ the Redeemer.
Only 1 country (one race) celebrates July 27 as their founding anniversary.
Eduardo Manalo and his paid ministers really need to work double-time or perhaps launch an official website that could reach these countries who are still celebrating a "pagan" day and may replace it with July 27.
Some of these countries that Manalo and his paid ministers should be doing MISSION are: (Source: Wikipedia)