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Priests lie on the floor as Pope Francis leads a Mass during their ordination ceremony in St Peter's Basilica  (AP Photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Pool)

The new push to end priestly celibacy

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Those who want to overturn the ancient discipline are energetic, well organised and influential. But can they persuade Pope Francis to make such a radical change?

John Paul II had many female friends  (AP Photo/Arturo Mari)

It makes no sense to call for the abolition of priestly celibacy on the basis of the Panorama documentary

Pope Francis waves to the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/02/16

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Fra' Matthew Festing with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin in June (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/01/16

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Dawn Eden (Photo: Ron Santini)

Dawn Eden, author of The Thrill of the Chaste, says chastity is not abstinence, but a virtue that can help us all love more fully

Bishop Kieran Conry  (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop Egan makes comments in weekly diocesan email bulletin

The article on celibacy was written by an anonymous contributor

But why does an author hailing ‘life without sex’ on the paper’s website need to remain anonymous?

The English and Welsh bishops with Cardinal Ouellet (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/11/13

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Pope Francis and the Catholic Church were the subject of an Intelligence Squared debate

Parliamentarians believe a change in rules would lead to growth of the priesthood