No contradiction if church priests get married : Pope Francis 

Time to change 11th-century rules made for priests ! 

Pope Francis

Vatican City – The supreme leader of Christianity, Pope Francis, has temporarily suspended the rule of celibacy for the church priests. He said, the ban was only ‘temporary’ and there was also ‘no contradiction’ for a priest to marry. The news in this context has been published by the English newspaper Daily Mail. Pope Francis spoke about this in an interview with the Argentinian daily ‘Infobe’, according to the report. The Pope was asked about the Catholic Church’s approval of homosexual marriage in Germany and the sexual abuse of children.

1. Pope Francis has said that the Church’s old rules regarding the celibacy of priests will be reviewed. Furthermore, he urged the public to welcome the discussion about the change of rules in the church. According to reports, the Pope changed the rule after priests were accused of sexually abusing minors.

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2. The Pope further said that ‘’It is not eternal like priestly ordination, which is forever whether you like it or not. On the other hand, celibacy is a discipline. Rules were made by keeping the financial requirements of that time in mind. At that time, it was thought that priests should pay more attention to the welfare of the church. He quoted an example of the Eastern Church, ‘’Everyone in the Eastern Church is married, or those who want to. Before ordination, there is the choice to marry or to be celibate.

3. Regarding the increasing divorce cases, the Pope said that hasty marriage decisions made by young people are leading to divorces.

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