Pope Rebuffs Call for Married Priests in the Amazon

Pope Francis has resolved versus stress-free principles on celibacy for Roman Catholic priests, declining a proposal from bishops that he let married adult males to turn into priests in Latin America’s Amazon area to tackle a shortage of clergy there, the Vatican stated.

The pope, “after praying and reflecting, has resolved to answer not by foreseeing improvements or additional prospects of exceptions [to priestly celibacy] from those people already presented for,” Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Vatican’s communications office environment, stated Wednesday….