In the May Laws, championed by Prussian minister of public worship
Paul Falk, responsibility for the training and appointment of
clergy is transferred to the State. This leads to the closure of
almost half the country's seminaries in the next five years, and
leaves many Catholics without regular local spiritual support.
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Editors. "Paul Falk subjects the Prussian clergy to State control". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18633, accessed 19 October 2017.]