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UK: Catholics now outnumber Anglicans — in jail

CATHOLIC HERALD

Catholics in prisons in England and Wales outnumber Anglicans for the first time, according to official figures.

Anglicans comprised 17 per cent of inmates, a fall from half the prison population in 1993, while the number of Catholics in prison doubled over the same period. The Ministry of Justice reported that there were 14,961 Catholics and 14,691 Anglicans at the end of June.

The number of Muslims in prison has risen sixfold since 1993, to 13,100. Inmates with no religion are the largest group, with 26,443 reported.

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