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Martin open to married priests

24 April 2014 | by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin | Comments: 0

The Archbishop of Dublin has signalled his openness to a discussion on the ordination of married men as priests, writes Sarah Mac Donald. Speaking after Easter Sunday ceremonies, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin referred to comments by Bishop Erwin Kräutler of Xingu in Brazil, that were reported in The Tablet,  (Church in the World, 12 April). Bishop Kräutler said that Pope Francis is open to hearing suggestions from bishops’ conferences across the world on ordaining viri probati (men of proven character). “The Pope said he is open to the question, he wants to listen to local churches. But he said no local church, no national church, should go on its own,” the archbishop told the Irish Independent.He said he would therefore “wait and see” what Pope F ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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