Total number of Catholics in 2008: 324,000 (including foreigners)

Local seminarians in formation: 8 (5 in the seminary and 3 on regency in the parishes)

There will be no ordination to the diocesan priesthood in the next 5 years.

Diocesan priests: 60

Priests from religious orders: 70

Total number of priests in active service: 130

Average age of priests: 55 years

Current ratio of priest to Catholics: 1:2500

To maintain the current ratio, we need 150 priests by 2018. But we might have only 80 in active service then.

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