Catholic Church: Hardly anyone wants to be a priest

this year, there is a newspaper report that once again, alarming a few Catholic priestly ordinations in Germany. In all 27 dioceses of 2020, a total of only 57

Catholic Church: Hardly anyone wants to be a priest

this year, there is a newspaper report that once again, alarming a few Catholic priestly ordinations in Germany. In all 27 dioceses of 2020, a total of only 57 men were ordained to the priesthood, according to the "Augsburger Allgemeine", citing its own survey. The sheet that this is the second lowest number in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, after it had given the so far lowest level in 2019, with 55 Catholic newly ordained priests consecrate.

In the past 20 years, the number had declined to 64 percent, the newspaper writes. The Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), showed alarmed. "In the past year, a Reconsecration came to eleven retiring priest – if you count the more you see what a disaster the result is," said the ZdK-President Thomas Sternberg, the "Augsburger Allgemeine". "We would need 200 or 300 priests neuweihen every year, but we are far far away."

the Central Committee of German Catholics: women priests

Sternberg invited to open the priesthood to women and married men. "We need to the duration of the woman priesthood, and the profession itself needs to be attractive," he said to the blade.

It also, more and more people in Germany from the Catholic Church. Last year it was the Catholics 272.771 outlets – 26 percent more than in 2018, and the highest number ever. In Germany, there are still 22.6 million Catholics.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 00:19

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