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Dioceses call upon international priests to serve more Catholics

by Kate Sheehy, Fronteras Desk | Take Two®

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Inside of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica. Charles Castaldi/KPCC

The Catholic population continues to grow in the U.S. at a steady one percent per year, but the number of priests has been declining for decades. There are only around 38,000 priests to serve nearly 77 million Catholics.

To fill this gap, dioceses are increasingly inviting priests from around the world to serve their congregations. Reporter Kate Sheehy has the story. 

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