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A Step in the ‘Right Direction’: Latinos Make Up Record Share of New US Priests

Courtesy photo22% of all new priests ordained in the U.S. this year are Latino, including 6 of 8 priests ordained in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles this past weekend.

Among the priests ordained this year in the U.S., 22% are Latinos, though the figure is still considerably lower than the overall proportion of U.S. Catholics who are Latino.