OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers) normally cover a pretty wide diverse set of occupations. Now include priests as a new one.
From ABC news Australia
Catholics look to Asian priests to ease shortage
Posted March 27, 2012 08:46:43
Bishop Greg O’Kelly from the Port Pirie diocese in South Australia says the church also needs to ordain younger people.
He says only three of 23 priests in the diocese are under 50.
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.”