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It can be noted especially from these figures that the numbers of priests under 40 years of age falls away somewhat. This reflects the fact that men are applying for seminary admission later than was once the case.



Future Projections




There are two "bulges" in numbers of clergy - those in the later part of the 60's and those in the later 50's. It can be predicted, therefore, that there will be two periods of more noticeable pressure, when the upper sixties group reach seventy-five and again about ten years later. In this connection, the following chart shows the profile of the first of these two groups in greater detail:




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