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Vatican raises retirement age

The Vatican is set to raise its staff retirement age by two years to help make ends meet.

Starting next year, newly hired lay staff will retire at 67 instead of 65, while newly hired members of religious orders and priests will retire at 72 instead of 70.

“Even the Vatican is feeling the crisis and we need to be careful about spending like everyone these days,” a Vatican spokesman said.

There is no change for bishops and cardinals, who retire at age 75.


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