Catholic Church has contributed €1.38 billion to Spanish economy

THE Catholic Church in Spain has announced that it contributed €1.38 
billion to the Spanish economy in 2016 following a recent study 
undertaken by the Conferencia Episcopal Española.

With some 23,000 parishes within the country it employs large numbers
of men and women (64,925) who are tax payers and also supports those
in need through Caritas and other charitable operations.

It estimates that for every direct employee that the Church has on its
books, a further 0.27 jobs (17,529) are created mainly within the
sectors of health, education, professional services and property repair.

Another area which raises a large amount of money for communities
across the country revolves around weddings and communions with large
amounts spent on gifts, outfits and celebrations.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page