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Pope rules against opening up the priesthood to married men in the Amazon

SBS Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Pope Francis has rejected the controversial idea of ordaining married men in the Amazon region in order to address the shortage of Catholic priests.
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Pope Francis, in one of the most significant decisions of his papacy, appears to have bowed to conservative pressure and dismissed a proposal to use married men to offset dwindling numbers of priests. Emer McCarthy reports.

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