The Statutes of the Way was approved by the Holy See in 2008, and its Catechetical Directory was approved in 2010. Some statistics of the Way include the following:
The highest number of communities found in Europe (and the World) are found in Italy (10,000 communities) and Spain (7000 communities).
The highest number of communities in the world in a country per capita is found in Malta, which has 100 communities in an island of 400,000 persons, which is the equivalent of twice the number of communities both in Italy and in Spain.
The Way is present in all continents, in over 900 diocese, with a total of 40,000 communities in 6,000 parishes. Each community may consist of 20-50 members. In 2015 there are 103 Redemptoris Mater (Mother of the Redeemer) seminaries in total.
The Way has approximately 1 million members and growing.
In Africa, there are 800 communities, as well as in the Middle East with Lebanon having the highest number of communities.