On Sunday March 30th the Vatican issued a statement that reads" Islam has overtaken Roman Catholicism as the biggest single religious denomination in the world!" Monsignor Vittorio Formenti, who compiled the vaticans newly released 2008 yearbook of statistics, said Muslims make up 19.2 percent of the worlds population and Catholics second at 17.4 percent.He goes on to say" For the first time in history we are no longer at the top:the Muslims have overtaken us"(Which I personally think was a very underhanded way of stating this fact!)The Vatican went on, stating"The numbers put Catholics at 1.13 Billion and Muslims, generally estimated around 1.3 Billion.
"When Allah's help comes and victory is attained. And (O Prophet,) you see that the people are entering into Allah's Religion in crowds. Then glorify your Lord with His praise,and pray for His forgiveness. Indeed, He is ever inclined to accept repentance."[Holy Qur'an 110:1-3]