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


(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.