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Priest shortage forcing Jesuits to leave New Mexico

Added 08-01-20 01:03:02am EST - “A shortage of Jesuit priests is forcing the storied Society of Jesus Catholic order to abandon New Mexico after more than 160 years.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Priest shortage forcing Jesuits to leave New Mexico”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A shortage of Jesuit priests is forcing the storied Society of Jesus Catholic order to abandon New Mexico after more than 160 years.

The St. Louis, Missouri-based Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province is pulling out the last remaining four Jesuit priests next year, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

Rev. Warren Broussard, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church and Parish in Albuquerque will be the last to depart next June 30.

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Broussard says the Jesuits are just stretched too thin to continue ministering to all the places that they’ve been ministering.

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