The Church is keen to recruit priests from Asia to help overcome a shortage in regional Australia, rpeorts the ABC.
Bishop Greg O'Kelly from the Port Pirie diocese in South Australia says the church also needs to ordain younger people.
Bishop O'Kelly says he has been to the Philippines and found strong support for the idea of relocations to Australia.
"The Australian church has never supplied enough priests by itself, we've been dependant on Ireland until relatively recent times," he said. "Now that source from European overseas, Ireland, has dried up, we have to look to Asia I believe."
Catholics look to Asian priests to ease shortage (ABC)
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