- May 9, 2021
In his new book, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is agreeing with Pope Francis’s own stated position that “optional celibacy” for the priesthood is not on the table.
Two African man share an Italian priest for a father. They share their stories of trying to know him.
One of the few indigenous priests participating in this month’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon has weighed in on the issue of celibacy, saying it is a virtue everyone can live, but refrained from offering an opinion on the debate surrounding married priests in the Amazon.
“I am skeptical, and I think I’m not the only one,” said Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Vatican’s powerful Congregation for Bishops, in a rare press conference Wednesday to present his latest book.