Mgr. Antonio Guido Filipazzi, left (Jubi)

INDONESIA HAS PRIEST SHORTAGE, SAYS VATICAN AMBASSADOR:

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Mgr. Antonio Guido Filipazzi, left (Jubi)
Mgr. Antonio Guido Filipazzi, left (Jubi)

Jayapura, 15/6 (Jubi) – Some countries including Indonesia have a shortage of priests, says Mgr. Antonio Guido Filipazzi in his homily in Papua.

“We must pray for those who would dedicate themselves as a priest, because God himself will call,” he said at a Mass on Thursday (12/6).

He hopes that the Brother, Father and Catholics to really live in their calling faith as Pope John Paul II quote.
“The calling could not be built from the mundane but from God, Himself through prayer,” he said.

Furthermore, he said not to worry about it. The more important is the quality.
“As the first missionaries, they could work maximally to establish church foundation although number of priests and facilities were limited,” he said.

Holy Eucharist Mass started at 17:30 to 20:00 pm and led by about 15 priests ( Frater) and five bishops of the five dioceses in Papua. Hundreds of Catholics from both parish and other parishes KTD Waena also attended this mass.

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Mgr. Filipazzi then held a discussion with all brothers (Frater) at Phylosophy Theology College Fajar Timur ( Sekolah Tinggi Filsafat Teologi Fajar Timur) on Friday morning and in the evening at around 17:00, he led the Mass at the Cathedral of the Catholic Church at Dok V. (Jubi / Mecky/Tina)

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