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Pope Francis says priestly celibacy is a ‘decisive grace’ for the Latin rite

February 06, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: “I am convinced that celibacy is a gift, a grace, and following in the footsteps of Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, I strongly feel an obligation to think of celibacy as a decisive grace that characterizes the Latin Catholic Church,” Pope Francis says in a book that will be released on February 11. Pope Francis added that women’s priestly ordination “is no longer open for discussion because the pronouncement of John Paul II was definitive.”

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