NEWS STORY: Pope says priests obliged to remain celibate

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c. 1996 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS)-Pope John Paul II told the Roman Catholic Church’s 400,000 priests Thursday (March 21) that they are obliged to remain faithful to their vows of celibacy. In his annual letter to priests marking Holy Thursday, which celebrates the sacrament of priestly ordination and falls the week before Easter […]

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