The secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious has called attention to a crisis in vocations, noting that more than 2,000 male and female religious quit their orders in the past two years.
Archbishop José Rodriguez Carballo said that Pope Francis was worried
about the “hemorrhage” of religious vocations.
The phenomenon is
particularly troubling, he said, because most of the religious who are
leave have spent years in their congregations before determining that
they “never felt a vocation.”