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Report: Deacons ‘celebrating Mass’ in Amazon, Pope is aware

September 10, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: A prominent Italian priest reports that married permanent deacons are already taking the role of priest-celebrant at Eucharistic liturgies in the Amazon region. The priest, Father Giovanni Nicolini, says that Pope Francis is aware of the trend and has raised no objection—although such a ceremony would be both invalid and sacrilegious.

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  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Sep. 10, 2019 6:44 PM ET USA

    Aahhh, let’s not be rigid about these things.