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Pope Francis dismisses proposal to ordain married men as priests

The Age Wednesday, 12 February 2020
In one of the most significant decisions of his papacy, Francis dismissed a proposal to allow some married men to be ordained in the Amazon region to ease an acute scarcity of 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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