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Pope Francis to make final decision on married priests on February 12 – Vatican

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The Vatican on Friday, February 7, said that Pope Francis will on Wednesday, February 12, release a special document in response to the call to allow married men into the priesthood.

Independent reports that the proposal is, however, only limited to the Amazon region.

The call was made in October 2019 by a group of bishops as a way to combat the shortage of priests in the region.

The call to make married men priests in the Amazon did not go well with people who believe it will challenge the church’s doctrines. Photo source: Getty Images

According to same media, the call has angered many people who are traditional in their beliefs as they fear that it may punch a hole in the church’s celibacy rule for priests.

The Vatican also revealed that the much-anticipated document will be called Querida Amazonia (Dear Amazon).

Other issues the pope will be discussing are the place of women in the church, social justice, minority rights, and climate change matters.

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