Skip to comments.Priests wanted: Poor pastor numbers forces Swedish diocese to recruit from abroad
Posted on 07/13/2017 10:10:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A shortage of priests in Swedish municipality Karlstad means the local diocese has now turned to importing pastors from abroad. A recruitment project designed to entice priests from foreign countries to the region is now under way.
In the short term, weve worked on trying to recruit priests from other countries. Specifically, weve focused on Germany, Charlotte Klingestad, staff strategist at Karlstad diocese, explained to public broadcaster SVT.
Around 20 positions are vacant in the diocese, with the problem biggest in the smaller municipalities. [ ]
Though Sweden is generally a secular country, the Swedish Church says it has around six million members in the nation of 10 million. Before 1996, children whose parents were members were automatically enrolled at birth.
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“I’m not going to Sweden!!!”
The only religion in Sweden that’s experiencing growth is islam. They need more mosques and imams.
This happens in the United States as well.
I’m confused. This is Sweden so I must assume, Lutheran. But Lutherans have ministers, pastors, not priests.
No one with any brains would willingly go to Sweden. They recently had to abandon the idea of rebuilding a police station the animals burned down because no construction company would take the job. The phony Swedish feminists apologize to their animal rapist when they report them to the police even though nothing happens anyway. Volvo thinks the future of automobiles is electric cars!! No one with any brains would go to Sweden.
Imperfect translation. Most articles posted from that site (from a number of European countries) read a bit wonky.
The last 4 priests I have had were all Philippino.
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