Marriage and the priesthood – in the Catholic Church currently still very much a contradiction. To the chagrin of many priests and women close to them. For years, many have hoped that the ban on marriage for Catholic priests would be lifted. It was only on Friday that the delegates of the German Synodal Assembly for the Reform of the Catholic Church passed a text that aims to open up celibacy. The Pope should be asked to examine the future of mandatory celibacy.
If the words of the pope are to be believed, it looks pretty good that celibacy could soon be a thing of the past, as he told Argentina news portal Infobae: “There is no contradiction in the fact that a priest can marry”. Francis (86) explained that celibacy is revocable because it is a “temporary requirement”, “provisional”. Unlike the ordination to the priesthood, because that is “forever”. It will be interesting to see whether the pope will bring himself to take this step to abolish celibacy during his reign.
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