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Old 1st July 2017, 04:23 AM   #31
psionl0
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Originally Posted by Thor 2 View Post
Don't make me laugh, the Catholic church is not only not filling the pews it is not filling the pulpits. As I have read priests are now being imported from countries in Africa.
AFAIK finding men who were willing to take a vow of celibacy was always a problem in Australia and the priesthood was largely imported as a result. In days gone by, I believe that Ireland was a major source or RCC priests but you will more likely see them originating from Africa or Asia today.

I admit that any attendance figures I have today are mostly anecdotal.
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