Percent Below Poverty Line: 53%
Malawi is a landlocked country in central Africa with about 18 million people, 85% of which live in rural areas. The Catholic Diocese of Karonga located in Northern Malawi was founded on July 20, 2010 by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in order to address the growing Catholic population in the area. Of the 500,000 people located in the Diocese of Karonga 14%, which is about 65,000 people, are Catholic. The diocese has 15 priests serving almost 4,500 people each.
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