Seminarians Double In 25 Years
Thanks to Growth of Vocations in Asia and Africa
VATICAN CITY, MAY 17, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Although the Church counts on a decreasing number of clergy worldwide, the number of seminarians has almost doubled, reveals the latest edition of Church statistics.
The "Statistical Yearbook of the Church 2003" reported an increase from 64,000 in 1978, to more than 112,000 in 2001-2003, according to L'Osservatore Romano.
The growth, however, is "different from continent to continent," reported the semi-official Vatican newspaper. . . . .“ For the whole story go to Wed. May 17th at firstname.lastname@example.org