Page 3, 16th March 1962

16th March 1962
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Page 3, 16th March 1962 — SEMINARY CLOSES

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Locations: Amiens


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BISHOP S7 OURM of Amiens, France, has announced in a pastoral letter that the seminary at A miens will be closed next October. as there is a grave lack of vocations in the area.

Since 1900. the number of priests in the Amiens diocese has declined by over 50 per cent, and at present there are only 379 diocesan and 72 religious priests in the diocese, which has a Catholic population of approximately 400.000.

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