the celibacy of the priests soon questioned?

Will Pope Francis allow married men to be a priest? This is what the bishops of the Amazon demand from him to face the lack of vocations, in a region where Protestant evangelicals are gaining ground. But how could he then deny it to others if need be? Joel Arlin is a deacon, a collaborator of the bishop, but he would have liked to reconcile priesthood and marriage, he who was a seminarian at 19, before realizing that celibacy was not made for him.

And although he is pleased to live his faith at his level, he believes that “it is a mistake on the part of the Catholic Church to oblige all who wish to become priests to be single“The number of priests in France has increased from 28,000 in 1995 to 28,000 in 2019. But for the vicar general of the archdiocese of Paris, the priesthood is a priesthood that can not stand a marriage.”The celibacy of the priest is the condition that allows him to give himself completely, without reserve“, says Bishop Denis Jachiet.

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