Priests’ celibacy is open to discussion, Vatican No. 2 says
Priestly celibacy is not church dogma and therefore open to discussion, the Vatican’s new secretary of state says.
Archbishop Pietro Parolin’s response to a question during an interview with Venezuelan newspaper El Universal marks a significant change in approach towards one of the thorniest issues facing the Roman Catholic Church. Read more from NBC News. Photo: Archbishop Pietro Parolin (Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP - Getty Images)

Priests’ celibacy is open to discussion, Vatican No. 2 says

Priestly celibacy is not church dogma and therefore open to discussion, the Vatican’s new secretary of state says.

Archbishop Pietro Parolin’s response to a question during an interview with Venezuelan newspaper El Universal marks a significant change in approach towards one of the thorniest issues facing the Roman Catholic Church. Read more from NBC News.

Photo: Archbishop Pietro Parolin (Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP - Getty Images)

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    They will not change it. They love to talk the talk though. The churches PR is fucking amazing.
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    Why do people act like this is a huge…. thing
  14. dogetalpapist reblogged this from visirion and added:
    Celibacy had long been a tradition in the West prior to its official establishment as the universal rule of the Western...
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  17. visirion reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    Fun fact: celibacy only became a thing for Catholic priests in the Middle Ages, due to the fact that married priests had...