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Ⅵ1. Practice of Religion Baptism




              Classification  Catechumens                              Baptisms

                          Total                Baptism Classification       By Sex
                                  as of
                          during  1) Dec. 31  2)        Baptisms in                    Total in   Variations  Variation
                                                                                                       Rate(%)
                                                                                        2015
            Dioceses     the Year       Children  Adults  danger of Death  Total  Male  Female
            Seoul         17,803   3,313   5,885   14,844   1,280   22,009   9,023   12,986   26,098   4,089   15.7
            Chunchon       1,503    331     381   1,131    137    1,649    767     882   1,634      15     0.9
            Daejeon        4,721   1,098   1,473   3,494   392    5,359   2,331   3,028   5,982   623   10.4

            Incheon        6,635   1,468   2,322   5,337   388    8,047   3,285   4,762   8,811   764    8.7
            Suwon         12,625   2,760   4,214   9,016   724   13,954   5,954   8,000   15,518   1,564   10.1
            Wonju            867    203     243     670     92    1,005    442     563   1,091    86     7.9
            Uijeongbu      4,232    620   1,389   3,644    246    5,279   2,258   3,021   5,480   201    3.7
            Daegu          6,265   1,266   1,761   4,933   703    7,397   3,191   4,206   7,653   256    3.3

            Busan          5,010    792   1,440   4,382    310    6,132   2,546   3,586   6,872   740   10.8
            Cheongju       2,703    608     798   1,975    204    2,977   1,289   1,688   2,955     22     0.7
            Masan          2,073    488     562   1,552    204    2,318    971   1,347   2,471   153     6.2
            Andong           665    100     206     565     54     825     380     445   1,026   201    19.6
            Gwangju        4,746   1,161   1,425   3,087   515    5,027   2,182   2,845   5,419   392    7.2
            Jeonju         2,575    453     706   1,986    277    2,969   1,287   1,682   3,063   94     3.1

            Cheju          1,238    324     415     867     85    1,367    629     738   1,442    75     5.2
            Military Ord.  24,578   121     308   24,515      2   24,825   24,402    423   20,628   4,197   20.3
                Total     98,239   15,106   23,528   81,998   5,613  111,139   60,937   50,202  116,143   5,004   4.3

           1) Total number of catechumens during the year shows those who were enrolled as catechumens in 2016 although they received baptisms in
             the same year.
           2) Children refer to infants and intellectually handicapped persons who are not able to receive the catechesis.





























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