AFJN in the News: AFJN Exe. Director Okure on the Role of International Priests in the US


On August 27, 2020, AFJN Executive Director Rev. Aniedi Okure OP, was quoted in Maria Benevento’s article “Filling vital US ministry roles, foreign-born priests need deliberate support to thrive” in National Catholic Reporter.

Rev. Okure highlighted areas where foreign-born priests would be a better fit due to their youth and varied cultures. He also discussed some of the challenges facing foreign-born priests including the difficulties adjusting to different cultures. “When priests come in from another country, they are priests. They are trained in Catholic theology like everyone [priests in the U.S.] but it is a different culture. It is a different ecclesial context,” Okure said.

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