Nuns, priests in Third World lead growth as West falters

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The proportion of Catholic priests and nuns in Africa and Asia rose markedly over the last decade, while Europe’s share continued to diminish, according to official Vatican statistics released Saturday (Feb. 20). Among the figures in the 2010 Pontifical Yearbook: — Over a nine-year period from 2000 to 2008, the number of […]

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