From Catholic World News
Berlin, Apr. 14, 2008 (CWNews.com) - The KNA news agency reports that vocations to the diocesan priesthood in Germany declined by 1% in 2007. The number of seminarians in the country declined from 901 in 2006 to 891 last year. In 2007, the number of new seminarians declined by 5% while the number of newly ordained priests dropped by 10%.
In contrast, the number of new candidates to German religious orders increased by 30% and the number of new seminarians in German religious seminaries grew by 17%. There was a 10% increase in the number of new ordained religious priests
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