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Monday, September 11, 2017

The Bergoglio Effect - Only Six Irish Sign up for the Priesthood - a 222-Year-Record Low

The number of trainee priests in Ireland is in free fall and is currently at a 222-year record low.

 A mere six men will be starting the classes required to become a priest at the National Seminary at St. Patrick's College Maynooth in County Kildare this fall – the lowest number in the seminary’s more than two centuries of existence.

Fifteen men, the Irish Catholic reports, are currently undergoing preparatory work that will allow them to become seminarians in the fall of 2018.

Read more at Irish Central >> 


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