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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- One in eight priests joins association (Irish Times)
- Irish priests' group hears call for radical change (CWN 10/5)
- Irish priests form new organization, call for ‘reevaluation of Catholic sexual teaching’ (CWN, 7/29/10)
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