Bishops urge Pope to open priesthood to married men in Amazon

Bishops urge Pope to open priesthood to married men in Amazon

Catholic bishops gathered at a special Vatican assembly called on Pope Francis Saturday to open the priesthood to married men in the Amazon, as well as giving women a greater role to play and making damaging the environment a sin. The bishops issued a list of recommendations at the close of a three-week “synod” on the Pan-Amazonian region which highlighted challenges such as the destruction of the rainforest, the exploitation of indigenous peoples and a scarcity in priests. The text could have repercussions not only for the vast, isolated territory, but the whole of the Roman Catholic Church.

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