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Over 10% of Irish priests join dissident group

October 06, 2011

The Association of Catholic Priests, an Irish group organized to advocate radical change within the Church, now claims the backing of more than 10% of the priests in Ireland.

At its inaugural general meeting, the Association said that 540 priests have joined. There are about 3,100 diocesan priests in Ireland as a whole, and 1,600 priests who are members of religious orders.


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  • Posted by: williiam ronner - Oct. 06, 2011 4:26 PM ET USA

    There is a church that follows this direction. One should not waste time though, as many Episcopalians are becoming Catholic.