Thursday, April 04, 2013

British Catholic legislators ask pope to relax priestly celibacy rule

The Catholic Sun (Catholic News Service)

Twenty-one Catholic members of Parliament have written to Pope Francis to ask him to relax the rule on priestly celibacy for Latin-rite priests. The members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords said in a March 25 letter to the pope that the rule should be changed to allow married men to be ordained priests where pastoral needs required it...


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