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and opened a year before the fire, and theparent school of the present Loyola college, being outof the path of the flames, was spared. Fifty years have passed and this is the significantgrowth of the Catholic church in Chicago as officially indicated by its authorities: 1921 1872 Catholic churches in Chicago 227 28 Diocesan priests 643 138 Priests of religious orders 350 31 Parochial schools 202 23 Pupils in parochial schools 130,000 10,000 High schools 22 .... Pupils in high schools 2,172 .... The above statistics measure only in part the develop-ment of the Catholic church in Chicago whose funda-mental is religion, but whose activities reach out intoeducation, charitable work, orphanages, hospitals, socialwork and civic betterment. Chicagos Catholic population today is declared to be1,200,000. In 1880 the diocese became an archdiocese. Archbishops Great Educational Plan The plans for the future of the Roman Catholic churchin Chicago are indeed spacious, commensurate not only 107 ^\
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