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Monday, February 22, 2010

Church by the numbers

You hear a lot about the upcoming priest shortage in the Church, but the 2010 "Annuario Pontifico," or Pontifical Yearbook, that was released over the weekend had encouraging news: There was an increase in seminarians in the Church from 115,919 in 2007 to 117,024 in 2008.

Most of the gains were in Africa, Asia and Oceania, which have enjoyed an explosive growth of the faith in recent years. America's numbers held steady, but there was a drop in Europe.

Click HERE for more on the Annuario's findings.

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