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, 08:22