(RNS4-MAY18) Deacon Joe Krysiak, is shown here during Holy Communion at one of two parishes he runs, of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Baltimore. The Mass was celebrated by visiting priest the Rev. Roman Korzacheson. Deacons have a growing role in the Roman Catholic Church as there are less priests to go around. For use with RNS-CATHOLIC-DEACONS, transmitted May 18, 2010. Religion News Service photo by Dennis Drenner.
(RNS) Two-thirds of the nearly 55,000 annulments granted by Catholic Church tribunals around the world each year are in the U.S., even though American Catholics account for just 6 percent of the world’s Catholic population.