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Married priests - Latest News
Sep 3, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- Pope Francis did not approve a proposal to ordain married men in the Amazon region because the idea was discussed, and even argued about, but not prayerfully discerned at a 2019 synod of bishops, according to notes from the pope included in an article published Thursday in the Catholic periodical La Civiltà Cattolica.
Feb 12, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis published his response to the Vatican’s 2019 Amazon synod in an apostolic exhortation Wednesday. Despite widespread speculation following the synod, the pope does not call for married priests, but seeks to expand “horizons beyond conflicts.”
Oct 26, 2019 - 01:17 pm .- The 33-page document, approved Oct. 26, is the result of a three-week meeting in Rome.
Sep 28, 2019 - 02:02 pm .- Just days before the Amazon synod of bishops is to convene in Rome, a symposium of students of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI published a statement of concern regarding the possibility of married priests, a controversial topic of discussion at the upcoming synod.
Oct 2, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- The possibility of ordaining married men to the priesthood merits consideration both of its positives and negatives, Bishop Michael McKenna of Bathurst has said.
Jun 8, 2018 - 10:40 am .- A preparatory document for next year's Pan-Amazonian synod was released Friday, indicating that key themes for the meeting will be the role of women in the Church, the rights and traditions of indigenous people, and efforts to find “new ways” to provide greater access to the Eucharist.
Jun 18, 2017 - 05:02 pm .- In 1970, there was one priest for every 800 Catholics in the United States.  

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