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Costa Rican president calls for end to clerical celibacy

April 09, 2010

Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias has called for an end to mandatory celibacy in the Catholic clergy. Arias, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987, says that the Church should "correct the error" of requiring priests to remain celibate.


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  • Posted by: DrJazz - Apr. 10, 2010 8:23 AM ET USA

    Apparently, being president of a nation and winning a Nobel prize makes one an expert on everything. We've got one of those experts here in the US, too. (And, of course, Costa Rica is everyone's model for a peaceful and just society.)

  • Posted by: adamah - Apr. 09, 2010 2:36 PM ET USA

    And I call for this idiot to keep his mouth shut on things he knows nothing about.