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Irish Diocese to Rely on Laity to Preside Over Funerals Amid Shortage of Priests

JohnArmagh|Wikipedia
St. Macartan’s Cathedral in the Diocese of Clogher, in Northern Ireland. Laypeople will soon preside over funerals in 12 parishes in the diocese due to a shortage of priests.

Bishop Duffy said the lay ministers will continue to be trained over the coming months and be commissioned to preside over funerals in their parishes.