At Vatican Synod, Bishops Raise Issue of Married Priests

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c. 2005 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ As Pope Benedict XVI convened hundreds of bishops for the first synod of his young papacy Monday (Oct. 3), Roman Catholicism’s global priest shortage loomed large, prompting renewed calls for the ordination of married men. Although the proposal is not expected to gain Benedict’s support, the fact […]

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