Worldwide drop in numbers of priests, seminarians
June 15, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: The number of Catholic priests and seminarians has dropped significantly over the past four years, new Vatican statistics show. The Annuarium, a statistical record made public on June 13, showed a slight decline in the number of world’s priests, and a more troubling 3% decline in the number of seminarians. The decline is most visible in Europe and the Americas. Africa is bucking the trend, with a steady rise in the number of priests and in the overall Catholic population.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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