Priest from Africa in Ireland
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Ireland recruiting priests in Africa

The formal gathering of cardinals at the Vatican to choose who will become the next Pope is expected later this month.

Whoever becomes the leader of the world's Catholics faces many challenges.

Some European countries once at the heart of spreading the faith in developing countries, now have a shortage of priests to maintain parishes at home.

In Ireland, that has meant turning to Africa to recruit priests.

  • 07 Mar 2013
  • From the section Africa