German priestly ordinations, seminarians, and Mass attendance fall to record lows
Catholic World News – August 19, 2016
Only 58 men were ordained in Germany in 2015–down from 500 in 1965 and 122 in 2005, and a record low, according to a Catholic News Agency report.
The number of new seminarians also fell to a record low of 96 in 2015.
In addition, the Sunday Mass attendance rate declined from 18.6% in 1995 to 10.8% in 2015.