Some African Catholics call on pope to let priests marry

Print More
Priests and residents in Uganda, in the capital of Kampala, are warming up to petition Pope to allow priests to marry. Maintaining clerical celibacy is a problem especially in Africa, which has the world’s fastest-growing Catholic population. Religion News Service photo by Tonny Onyulo

Priests and residents in Uganda, in the capital of Kampala, are warming up to petition Pope to allow priests to marry. Maintaining clerical celibacy is a problem especially in Africa, which has the world’s fastest-growing Catholic population. Religion News Service photo by Tonny Onyulo

Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.

KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) In a society that places a high value on marriage and childbearing, some in Africa hope to present Pope Francis with a petition this week asking that priests be allowed to wed.