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Topic: priestly celibacy

Catholic MPs urge Pope Francis to allow ordination of married men

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

Cardinal O’Brien gives his backing to idea of married priests

Scotland’s cardinal tells the BBC that clerical celibacy could, in principle, be re-considered

Today, for the first time, Benedict XVI is entering the land of the Reformation

His trip to Germany this week is his first foray as Pope outside Germany’s Catholic strongholds

European theologians call for end to priestly celibacy

More than 140 Austrian, German and Swiss professors also urged the Church to ordain women

As a young priest Benedict XVI ‘called for the Church to investigate priestly celibacy’

In 1970 Fr Joseph Ratzinger signed a petition that suggested the Church re-examine the obligation of priestly celibacy, according to a German newspapaer

Let’s move on from condoms. What the Pope said about the priesthood is more interesting

Despite the furore over condoms, Light of the World, the book-length interview with Pope Benedict, is about a whole lot more than sex.