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Proposed synod on married priests ‘was voted down by Pope’s advisers’

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The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’ The topic of the next synod has been announced as “Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment”, according to a Vatican statement released today. But according to one respected Vatican journalist, the synod – a meeting of bishops which will take place in 2014






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Proposed synod on married priests ‘was voted down by Pope’s advisors’

The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’ The topic of the next synod has been announced as “Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment”, according to a Vatican statement released today. But according to one respected Vatican journalist, the synod – a meeting of bishops which will take place in 2014






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Pope Francis asked to consider mature married men for priesthood

The Church may soon consider again considering married men for ordination to the priesthood. In some areas, the demand for sacraments is greater than the number of priests available to administer them. Historically, the Catholic Church has ordained married men to the diaconate and the priesthood. The decision for celibacy is made before the first






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Annulment reform is not about shortcuts, cardinals say

Cardinal Martinez Sistach and Cardinal Wilfrid Napier say the new procedures will stop delays in cases where marriages are clearly not valid The reforms to the annulment process introduced by Pope Francis serve only to avoid delays in cases where marriages are clearly not valid, two synod fathers said. Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona,






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Cardinal Pell: ‘I am not a synod rebel’

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The Australian cardinal discussed Pope Francis and Communion in a wide-ranging interview Cardinal George Pell, the prefect of the Vatican secretariat for the economy, has stressed that he is “not a rebel or an opponent of the Pope”. In an interview with Catholic News Agency, the Australian cardinal said Pope Francis is “a very good






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