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Catholics urged to declare Faith on census

Scotland’s bishops have encouraged Catholics to declare their Faith on the 2022 census.

The census, conducted once-a-decade, asks a host of questions about the respondent, including religious affiliation.

Bishop John Keenan said the census is a ‘go-to data source’ for developing social policy and is, ‘therefore, very important’.

“The Scottish Bishops encourage you to complete the census, providing accurate information about yourselves and your households, including your religious affiliation,” he said.

“We invite you to encourage family and friends to complete the census.”

Bishop Keenan encouraged Catholics to support those who may have difficulty accessing or completing the census, such as parishes ‘identifying parishioners who might be able to offer this support.’

The census was moved from its originally-intended date of 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The deadline for completion of the census is 20 March 2022.

More information on the census and how to complete it can be found here.

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