In remote villages in Indonesia or in the DRC, it is completely understandable that there are still those who have never heard of Jesus Christ. It can be somewhat suprising, however, when we meet those here in the "Christian" West, who have never heard of him. Truth is, that's becoming more and more common in places like America or in the UK. Like this kid in Britain:
"A Christian charity is sending a film about the Christmas story to every primary school in Britain after hearing of a young boy who asked his teacher why Mary and Joseph had named their baby after a swear word."
The quote was taken from this article (several months old) about the Catholic church and their views on literal interpretation of certain parts of scripture. Worth reading. In my uneducated opinion, they have become a bit too soft on some points regarding the divine inspiration of scripture. Yes, certain parts of scripture are certainly reserved for metaphorical interpretation (e.g. apocalyptic prophecy in Daniel and Revelation), but to say that creation account in Genesis is just a "creation legend" seems to just question the truth of the whole of scripture.