Pope Rebuffs Call for Married Priests in the Amazon

Pope Francis has made the decision in opposition to comforting rules on celibacy for Roman

Pope Francis has made the decision in opposition to comforting rules on celibacy for Roman Catholic priests, declining a proposal from bishops that he allow for married adult males to become priests in Latin America’s Amazon location to tackle a scarcity of clergy there, the Vatican stated.

The pope, “after praying and reflecting, has made the decision to respond not by foreseeing alterations or even more options of exceptions [to priestly celibacy] from those people presently supplied for,” Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Vatican’s communications business, stated Wednesday….