France: Bishops Plan to Close Down 17 Seminaries

The French Bishops plan to close down 17 seminaries, mainly for financial considerations.

During their November meeting in Lourdes they decided that a seminary with less than 17 to 20 seminarians or deacons is too expensive to run. Only 15 of the 32 French seminaries meet this benchmark today.

A problem consists in the fact that many French seminaries are Modernist and therefore fail to attract vocations.

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the vatican wants priests married and not rigid
Once they close down all the seminaries, they can then have married men, (to a woman or man) become priests!