Pope Francis speaks at a conference hosted by the Vatican. He has ruled against ordaining married men as priests in the Amazon. Photo: Reuters

Pope Francis rules against proposal to ordain married men as Catholic priests in Amazon

  • Because only priests can say Mass, people in at least 85 per cent of Amazon villages cannot attend the service every week
  • Conservatives balked at a proposal to allow some married men to be ordained as priests, fearing it would weaken celibacy rules
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Pope Francis speaks at a conference hosted by the Vatican. He has ruled against ordaining married men as priests in the Amazon. Photo: Reuters
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