sabato 17 ottobre 2020

Vaticano
Clergy shortage grows to more than 14k Catholics for every priest, Vatican data shows

(Claire Giangravé - RNS) Catholic missions are struggling amid dwindling vocations and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data. The reasons for the steady hemorrhage of Catholic clergy worldwide are varied, from secularization to the church's ongoing sexual and financial scandals. And the COVID-19 pandemic has brought its own challenges. Catholic missions are struggling amid dwindling vocations and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released by the Vatican ahead of the World Mission Day this Sunday (Oct. 18). The number of priests and ordained leaders has dropped significantly, especially in Europe and America, according to the report issued on Friday by the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (...)