Stephen Schneck , director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, was interviewed by Catholic News Service on the number of Catholics running for president. See below.

Historic number of Catholics to seek U.S. presidency in 2016

From: Catholic News Service (via Catholic Philly) Date: June 14, 2015


Twelve Catholics have said they are interested in running, four of whom have already declared their candidacy. Three others are clearly making moves that indicate they will announce a bid soon.

"It's going to be a Catholic year for candidates running for the presidency," said Stephen F. Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington. "So, it's historic."


"There's never been a (U.S. presidential) election with this many Catholics running as this year," Schneck told Catholic News Service in an interview. "Historically, there's been a gradual increase in the number of Catholic candidates for the office, but 2016 is going to be a Catholic year."


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