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Austria: majority of altar servers are girls

July 19, 2017

Nearly a quarter century after the practice of female altar servers became licit, 55% of Austria’s 45,000 altar servers are girls, according to statistics published by the Archdiocese of Vienna.

In addition, 2,800 of the 5,000 persons who supervise altar servers in Austria are women.


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  • Posted by: Elan - Jul. 22, 2017 2:25 AM ET USA

    Is anybody surprised?

  • Posted by: rjbennett1294 - Jul. 20, 2017 9:10 AM ET USA

    A drop in priestly vocations? Not in Austria. The seminaries will soon be filled with former altar girls.