Allowing all Catholic priests to marry appears to be gaining favor in the Francis Vatican

Allowing all Catholic priests to marry appears to be gaining favor in the Francis Vatican

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[LifeSiteNews] There continue to be signs in the Catholic Church under Pope Francis’ watch that the issue of married Catholic priests is gaining traction, Associated Press (AP) reported Tuesday.

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Cast against the backdrop of “the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide,” the AP reported Oct. 23 that the Vatican is “laying the groundwork” for official debate on a married priesthood in areas of the world where the priest shortage is especially critical.

Reported AP:

As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo: opening up the priesthood to married men in parts of the world where clergy are scarce.

Pope Francis has convened a meeting of South American bishops next year focusing on the plight of the church in the Amazon, a vast territory served by far too few priests. During that synod, the question of ordaining married men of proven virtue — so-called “viri probati” — is expected to figure on the agenda.

Vatican watchers have speculated for some time prior to the current Synod on Youth occurring in Rome that the next Synod battle would be over married priests.

Given the pro-LGBT developments in the currently running Youth Synod and problematic pastoral results of the last Vatican Synod under Pope Francis, fears persist as well that the 2019 Pan-Amazon Synod may also be the camel’s nose under the tent for female priests.

This article continues at [LifeSiteNews] AP reports Pope Francis is ‘laying groundwork’ for debate on married priests

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