Why have a statistics office in the General Curia? Its purpose, obviously, is not simply to provide percentages and figures. Rather, statistics provide an overall view of the Order and also helps us to answer certain questions, such as: where are we present? How many of us are there? Are we growing or decreasing? In other words, statistics help us to be better informed about ourselves, to plan the work we do and to be aware of areas of greater need and greater resources. For these reasons, we always strive to present the data clearly.
Statistical information is not reserved only to the General Curia. Each year, the information is published annually in Analecta and on this website.
In any case, the work of the statistics office is not limited to preparing the annual statistics.
In addition, the Office for Statistics produces the following data on the computer database:
- Addresses (OFMCap Houses)
- Telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.
- Subscriptions (Analecta and BICI)
- Information on the friars
- Additionally: lists of major superiors, Capuchin Bishops and Conferences of the Order
The document Manual of Statistics explains how this data is updated.
Office Manager: Br. Damian Pereira (Province of Tamil Nadu South, India)