Canon law expert predicts married priests in West after Amazon Synod

Canon law expert predicts married priests in West after Amazon Synod

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[LifeSiteNews] Thomas Schüller, a German canon law expert and university professor, predicts that the upcoming Amazon Synod will ask for married priests for the Amazon region, after which the German bishops will also “for sure” ask for them.

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“This [Amazon Synod] will encourage the bishops’ conferences and the regions of the Universal Church — which are also affected by the lack of priests — to make a similar request while at the same time honoring a freely chosen celibacy.” Rome would “surely examine such a request with a benevolent attitude,” he explains.

The German professor predicts married priests in Germany as well.

Speaking with the diocesan online newspaper Kirche und Leben, the professor from Münster argues that the majority of German bishops have already shown interest in the introduction of married priests in Germany.

Schüller expects that the Amazon Synod this fall will make a decision in favor of married priests for the West (Leute-Priester — “people’s priests”) in the face of the lack of priests in Latin America generally. He says: “As an answer to the lack of priests in Latin America, there will be People’s Priests.” These new priests would be “married men with an experience of marriage and family life who would  fulfill their priestly duties on the weekends.”

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