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UGANDA: Inflation Threatens Formation of New Priests

Rampant inflation and other severe economic troubles are threatening to close seminaries in Uganda, despite the growing number of catholic priestly vocations. Despite over 1,000 young men preparing for the priesthood in the country’s five seminaries last year alone, there is still a shortage of priests in many parts of the country. Forty five percent of Uganda’s population of 33 million is Catholic.