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Catholic priests may be allowed to marry amid Papal changes

 
 
Posted Thursday, September 12th 2013 @ 10am

(Vatican City)  --  The new Secretary of State of the Vatican is saying that priestly celibacy is open to discussion.  In an interview with a Venezuelan newspaper, Archbishop Pietro Parolin says the tradition is not dogma, or a law of divine origin.  In what may signal a new openness, he adds that while the church is not a democratic institution, it needs to "reflect the democratic spirit of the times and adopt a collegial way of governing." 

 
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