These are the numbers available for all of India (Priests, Sisters and Brothers). It includes numbers of candidates, novices and those fully professed.

As clearly depicted, the number of Active Sisters is the highest, followed by the number of Priests – both in number of congregations and total numbers.

These numbers are souced from the Conference of Religous India website. For the latest numbers, visit the CRI site. 


CRI Stats
Total Professed
Total Professed Formation
Sisters Total
Priests Total



These are some of the numbers sourced from the CARA site (The Center for Applied Research in the Aposotolate). CARA releases various studies and reports in the area of religious life, all of which are relevant and contain important information.

For all the studies and reports released by CARA, visit their site.


CARA World Data Graph