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Vocations on the rise in England, Wales

Catholic World News - April 18, 2013

Vocations to the priesthood and religious life continue to rise in England and Wales.

Thirty men and 23 women entered religious life in 2012, the highest number of new religious since 1996. In 2010, 19 men and six women entered religious life.

Ordinations to the diocesan priesthood are also on the rise, with 41 men scheduled to be ordained in 2013, up from 15 in 2008 and the highest number since 2002.

These statistics do not include ordinations for the recently established Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

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