Decline In Roman Catholics 'Not A Surprise' - Midlands Priest

The number of people identifying as Roman Catholics dropped by 10% in last year's Census.

A belief the church 'has too much power' is one of the main reasons for a decline in the number of people identifying as Roman Catholic.

That's according to Athlone priest, Father Pierre Pepper, after new figures from the Census have shown a 10% decline compared to 2016.

Three point six million people identified as Roman Catholic on Census day last year, which represents 69% of the population.

But Father Pepper says it's not a surprise, for anyone that has been paying attention:

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