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Wed Feb 12, 2020, 07:50 AM

Pope Francis rules against ordaining married men in Amazon

Pope Francis has ruled against ordaining married men in the Amazon region as a means of addressing the shortage of Catholic priests.

Bishops backed the measure last year, but the decision needed the Pope's approval to be implemented.
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In October last year, a synod of 184 bishops met at the Vatican to discuss the future of the Church in the Amazon. It was argued that older, married men should be allowed to become priests.
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But the conservative wing of the Catholic Church - particularly in Europe and North America - has spoken out against the idea, arguing that this could lead to the global abolition of celibacy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-51474009

Except, of course, there's already a loophole, as the article points out, which has allowed married Anglican priests to convert to being Catholic ones. Which smacks of white privilege - married Catholic priests OK in England, not OK in the Amazon.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 08:06 AM

1. Married Anglican priests in the Amazon can still convert

And be ordained Catholic priests.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 09:14 AM

2. Wow, that Pope Frank sure is changing things!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 09:46 AM

3. What celibacy? Does the Pope watch the news?

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