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Because they stayed around the dying to give them the Last Rites, and so, were exposed continually to the disease.

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A great many priests died, as they were the ones called in to give the Last Rites to the dying, and in doing so, they themselves were infected.

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Black Death was spread by direct contact. And by fleas as well. Priests had to go and treat people thus. It also spread from dead bodies.

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