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Vocations drying up in China

HONG KONG (UCAN): Both Catholic and Protestant groups in China say they are facing a severe shortage of clergy. The drop in recruits for seminaries comes just at a time when the number of their members is on the increase.

Statistics released by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of China say that the six million-plus Catholics in the country are served by 3,316 priests across 106 parishes.

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