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The Roman Catholic Church Is Reportedly Considering Letting Married Men Become Priests

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Osorhor Ogenevwegba Michael
Delta state polytechnic otefe oghara ( DESPO )
Graduate, Nigeria.
According to reports, the change in the age-long tradition of Catholics is considered to enable areas with scarcity of priests have clergies

- This recommendation is reportedly going to be discussed at a synod of bishops taking place at the Vatican in October

Catholicism is said to be the main and earliest form of Christianity. With this in mind, they have their traditional way of worship, doctrines and more.

One thing that seems to stand out in this form of Christianity is the fact that their priests are meant to be celibate and also not allowed to get married.

However, new reports suggest that the Catholic church might be considering allowing married men become priests, especially in areas where they are scarce.

According to the Guardian, the church is considering this move in a document suggesting that older married men should be allowed to become clergies.
The Vatican document has reportedly called on the church to consider this age-long traditional change to help with the shortage of priests in some areas.

Part of the Vatican document reads: “While affirming that celibacy is a gift for the church, there have been requests that, for the most remote areas of the region, the possibility of conferring priestly ordination on elderly men is discussed,” The Guardian reports.

The document also explains that some regions have difficulties in celebrating the Eucharist due to the shortage of priests.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng recently reported that a Nigerian pastor reportedly sent out Catholic guests out of his church during a wedding ceremony.

According to the report shared by one Ferdinand Mary on Facebook, the preacher ordered every Catholic faithfuls participating in the altar procession of the couple to leave the church immediately.
The reason given for the action was that in the 2019 law adopted by the church, it does not allow non-Nongu u Kristu u i Ser u sha Tar (NKST) members dabble into their holy house of worship.

It was also gathered that Catholics made up about 50% of the guests at the ceremony seeing as the bride was from a Catholic family.

Source www.legit.ng/amp/1243924-roman-catholic-church-reportedly-considers-allowing-married-men-priests.html

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