Desperation? Pope Signals Willing To Accept Married Men In The Priesthood

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(Reuters) Pope Francis has said he is willing to consider ordaining older married men as priests in isolated communities, but has ruled out making celibacy optional to tackle a shortage of clergy.

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The shortage has prompted calls from some progressives to end the ancient tradition of celibacy for Roman Catholic priests.

Such a move would represent revolutionary change for the Catholic Church and would likely face massive resistance.

Reformers, however, have long suggested that the Vatican could ordain “viri probati” — Latin for men of proven character — who tend to be older, with grown-up families if married.

In an interview with Germany’s Die Zeit newspaper, the pope said this option could be considered.

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  • regulus30

    does this mean thousands of “little boys” will no longer be molested by these sick catholic bast66rds?

    • Ed Del Pilar Soto

      What it probably means is that marriage between priests and women could be a prelude for the Pope to approve gay marriages between the gay priests.

      • regulus30

        wow ; you are a thinker, I like it.

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  • daveveselenak

    The reality that this Marxist-Jesuit faux holy man is the False Prophet, I have no doubt whatsoever; his tag-team of evil partner, the Anti-Christ, I am seriously beginning to believe is the former “Dick-taker-N-Thief” and Muslim-Marxist jihadist Obaa-baa-ma – whew, what a couple of communist bastards! I am a practicing Catholic.