Dutch turn their backs on sex

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Dutch turn their backs on sex

WANTED: YOUNG men with a calling. Job requirements: Celibacy, compassion and charity. Salary: None. A Dutch order of Catholic friars launched a recruitment drive this week. Undeterred, "dozens" of interested applicants contacted the friars in answer to the advertisement, said Frans van Pinxteren, the campaign leader. "People don't have to become friars," he said. "We have a group of sympathisers who help us. They live at home, some are married and have paid jobs. Some are women."

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