France: 58 Dioceses Without Ordinations – Old Rite Communities Keep Growing

In France, the number of ordinations has fallen from last year's 133 to 114 this year. 82 of the ordained priests belong to a diocese.

58 out of the 96 French dioceses had no ordinations this year.

According to La Croix, 20% of this year's new priests come from communities classed as “traditional” or “classical”. Priests of the Society of St Pius X are not included in these statistics.

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