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Research indicates that within the next 12 years, the number of Muslims worshiping at mosques in Britain will outstrip that of Catholics attending mass. According to London’s Daily Telegraph March 25, the study by Britain’s Christian Research organization estimates that the number of Catholics attending Sunday mass will have dropped to 679,000 by 2020. At the same time, the report’s statisticians say, the number of Muslims praying at mosques will have climbed to 683,000. The newspaper says the Christian Research report, based on British government and academic information as well as the firm’s own religious-trends study, comes “amid growing tensions over the place of Muslims in British society.”


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