Number of US seminarians on the rise
CWN - October 02, 2013
The number of graduate-level Catholic seminarians in the United States stands at 3,694 –an increase of 16% since 1995 and 10% since 2005, according to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.
Religion News Service reported that the number of students in Protestant master of divinity programs has fallen over 7% since 2006 and now stands at 29,249.
According to Vatican statistics, the number of major seminarians worldwide surged from 63,882 in 1978 to 118,990 in 2010, an increase of over 86%, outstripping world population growth and Catholic population growth during the same time period.
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