Among medium to large sized nations, France has the highest number of Latin Masses per capita and the second highest gross number (after the United States) in the world. Some 207 venues offer Mass in the traditional form, and it continues to see significant growth.

These figures do not account for the growth of the Society of Saint Pius X– whose founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, was French– which has a substantial and similarly growing presence with hundreds of centres including retreats, chapels, schools, churches, monasteries and hospitals across the country.

Number of adult baptisms in France rises again this year as crucifixes are erected across countryside