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"This is not sustainable - we have nobody coming after us," said Fr Paddy Byrne, parish priest of Abbeyleix and Ballyroan, Co Laois

"This is not sustainable - we have nobody coming after us," said Fr Paddy Byrne, parish priest of Abbeyleix and Ballyroan, Co Laois

"This is not sustainable - we have nobody coming after us," said Fr Paddy Byrne, parish priest of Abbeyleix and Ballyroan, Co Laois

More new bishops will be ordained in Ireland this year than new priests, amid a crisis in vocations, a well-known parish priest has warned.

Next Sunday, Archbishop Michael Neary will ordain Rev Shane Costello to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Tuam at Knock Basilica, Co Mayo.


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