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Popes Benedict And Francis At Odds Over Proposed Relaxation Of Clerical Celibacy Rules

Pope Francis and Pope Benedict are at odds over a proposal to relax clerical celibacy rules. Benedic...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:16 PM - 13 Jan 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Popes Benedict And Francis At Odds Over Proposed Relaxation Of Clerical Celibacy Rules

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:16 PM - 13 Jan 2020

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Pope Francis and Pope Benedict are at odds over a proposal to relax clerical celibacy rules.

Benedict has spoken out against the proposal, currently being considered by Francis, which would allow married men in the Amazon to be ordained due to a shortage of priests in the region.

Nick Squires, Rome correspondent with The Daily Telegraph, joined us to discuss this issue.

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