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Francis urges Serrans to ‘keep moving forward’ promoting vocations

Pope Francis offered encouragement Friday to members of Serra International, which promotes religious vocations, urging them to persevere in their “beautiful vocation of being laity who are friends to priests” and to “(k)eep moving forward!” Pope Francis said June 23 that friendship “is central to the experience of faith.” Serra International is a lay apostolate

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Pope Francis has some ideas on how to fix the priest shortage

In a newly-released interview Pope Francis discussed the shortage of vocations to the priesthood, saying the first response must be prayer. He also mentioned working with youth, the low birthrate, and the ordination of married men. “The first [response]  – because I speak as a believer – the Lord told us to pray. Prayer, prayer

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