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34% of US priests are retired

February 04, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: The percentage of US diocesan priests who are retired has grown from 14% in 1980, to 27% in 2000, to 34% in 2020.

The majority of diocesan priests in Milwaukee, Albany, Green Bay, and Portland (Maine) are retired, according to the Pillar’s overview of diocesan statistics. In contrast, only 13% of priests in Brownsville (TX) and 21% of priests in Arlington (VA) are retired.

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