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Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests
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Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests

Mar 10th 2017, 8:23 PM 24,798 Views 106 Comments

Many in the Roman Catholic Church believe a new path to ordination should be opened.

Half of Japanese people aren't having sex... and that's a problem
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Half of Japanese people aren't having sex... and that's a problem

Jul 4th 2015, 6:00 PM 45,942 Views 42 Comments

Half of women told a recent survey they were not having sex.

Pope promises "solutions" to celibacy in the priesthood
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Pope promises "solutions" to celibacy in the priesthood

Jul 13th 2014, 3:22 PM 18,355 Views 49 Comments

Francis also condemned child sex abuse as a “leprosy” in the Church.

Catholic Church was within its rights to sack married priest says European Court
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Catholic Church was within its rights to sack married priest says European Court

Jun 13th 2014, 7:00 AM 11,008 Views 48 Comments

In the court’s view, it was not unreasonable for the Church to expect particular loyalty of religious education teachers.

Top readers' comments of the week
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Top readers' comments of the week

Sep 14th 2013, 11:00 AM 6,369 Views 9 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

Poll: Should the Catholic Church remove clerical celibacy requirement?
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Poll: Should the Catholic Church remove clerical celibacy requirement?

Sep 12th 2013, 9:27 AM 17,229 Views 377 Comments

A Vatican official has said it could be discussed.

Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'
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Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'

Sep 12th 2013, 9:00 AM 8,190 Views 50 Comments

The recently appointed Vatican Secretary of State said that the issue is a great challenge for the Pope.

The Catholic Church shouldn't fear structural renewal – Pope Francis
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The Catholic Church shouldn't fear structural renewal – Pope Francis

Jul 7th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,286 Views 62 Comments

Pope Francis has called for structural renewal in the Catholic church to keep up with the times – but also advised priests and nuns to shun costly trappings so they can use more resources to help the poor.

Poll: Should priests be allowed to renounce vow of celibacy?
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Poll: Should priests be allowed to renounce vow of celibacy?

Sep 13th 2011, 12:58 PM 3,755 Views 124 Comments

The former Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly, says that priests should be allowed to marry and mandatory celibacy done away with. Do you agree?

Former Bishop of Derry calls for end to clerical celibacy
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Former Bishop of Derry calls for end to clerical celibacy

Sep 13th 2011, 12:21 PM 801 Views 14 Comments

One of the Catholic Church’s most prominent clergymen has made a direct call for mandatory celibacy within the priesthood to be scrapped.