Why the Catholic church is ‘hemorrhaging’ priests
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Priests are Catholicism’s greatest figures: shepherds who manage believers’ relationship with the divine. But, as Pope Francis recently acknolwedged, their numbers are dwindling. In fact, the number of priests worldwide has been dropping since the 1930s. In Argentina, a predominantly Catholic country, the Church lost 23 percent of its priests and nuns from 1960 to 2013. France and Spain have also seen a dramatic reduction in clergy. Across Europe, the number of priests declined almost …

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