.- The director of communications for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Hugo Valdemar Romero, said this week there is concern in the archdiocese over the difference between the number of priests and the number of Catholics. “The Church is very concerned that there aren’t enough priests to sustain the work of evangelization needed in Mexico,” Valdemar told the Notimex news agency.
Regarding data which shows a decrease in the number of Catholics in Mexico, Valdemar said, “It is not surprising to see the numbers drop a few percentage points,” but he noted that the general number of Catholics has been growing in relation to the growth of the population.
Likewise, he stated that despite a slight increase in priestly vocations, that number has not kept up with the growth in population. “We still have the same number of priests as 20 years ago,” Valdemar said.