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Bishops Ask Help for Aging Priests, Nuns

November 17, 1987|United Press International

WASHINGTON — The nation's Roman Catholic bishops voted overwhelmingly today to ask the faithful to dig into their pockets for a nationwide, annual collection to aid impoverished nuns and priests facing infirmity and old age.

In a vote many considered a "motherhood and apple pie" question, bishops agreed to establish a 12th national collection to meet what has been called the major demographic crisis of the church.

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