November 24, 2014
Brazilian bishop urges ordination of married community elders as priest shortage grows
Bishop Erwin Krautler, right, prelate of Xingu, is pictured here with Pope Francis. Photo courtesy of Bishop Erwin Krautler, via L’Osservatore Romano
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BELEM, Brazil (RNS) Brazil's National Conference of Bishops is considering a proposal to ordain married community elders as a way to ease the shortage of Catholic priests in rural areas.