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Le poids de l’Eglise catholique dans l’enseignement confessionnel

In France, the Catholic Church runs 8,719 schools with a total of about two million pupils. In 2004-2005, 1,984,729 pupils (837,505 in primary schools, 1,096,650 in secondary schools and 50,574 in agricultural schools) were schooling in Catholic establishments in the mainland. As regards higher learning, 35,000 students attended universities and institutes run by the Catholic Church.

Extracted from the Agence France-Presse (AFP) released on 5 April 2005, statistics of the Catholic Church in France.

As for Protestantism, six Protestant institutions have a contract with the government : primary and secondary school "Lucie Berger" (850 pupils), secondary school and college "Jean Sturm" (1050 pupils) in Strasbourg ; secondary school "Collège cévenol" in the Chambon-sur-Lignon (270 pupils), secondary school "Bernard Palissy" in Boissy Saint Léger (300 pupils), primary school "Marie Durand" in Nîmes (200 pupils) and Protestant primary school of Endoume in Marseille (90 pupils). Evangelical Protestantism gathers 800 pupils in 18 different private establishments.

Source : Réforme # 3256, 24-30 January 2008.

26 septembre 2012