Pope Francis to make final decision on married priests on February 12 - Vatican

Pope Francis to make final decision on married priests on February 12 - Vatican

- The Vatican on Friday, February 7, finally said that Pope Francis will give a response to the call to make married people priests

- It said that the decision of the pope on the matter will be made known in a document titled Querida Amazonia on Wednesday, February 12

- The pope will also be making a decision on the place of women in the church on the said date

The Vatican on Friday, February 7, said that Pope Francis will on Wednesday, February 12, release a special document in response to the call to allow married men into the priesthood.

Independent reports that the proposal is, however, only limited to the Amazon region.

The call was made in October 2019 by a group of bishops as a way to combat the shortage of priests in the region.

According to same media, the call has angered many people who are traditional in their beliefs as they fear that it may punch a hole in the church’s celibacy rule for priests.

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The Vatican also revealed that the much-anticipated document will be called Querida Amazonia (Dear Amazon).

The call to make married men priests in the Amazon did not go well with people who believe it will challenge the church's doctrines. Photo source: Getty Images

The call to make married men priests in the Amazon did not go well with people who believe it will challenge the church's doctrines. Photo source: Getty Images
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Other issues the pope will be discussing are the place of women in the church, social justice, minority rights, and climate change matters.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Pope Francis made the significant 19th-century palace, Palazzo Migliori, that is close to the Vatican, a place where homeless people can live.

It was planned to be turned into a 5-star hotel when it became vacant and could have been a huge source of revenue because it was close to St Peter’s Square.

With the Pope’s intervention, it has now become a sanctuary where homeless people can always find comfort and has been called “A Place for the Poor”.

It should be noted that the place was blessed by the Pope on Friday, January 31, before the World Day of the Poor.

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Another thing worthy of note is that the place was the headquarters of the Calasanziane religious order which give care to single mothers.

The building was first owned by the Catholic church in the 1930s but still bears the name of the Roman family that built in the 1800s.

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With the new development, there are about 50 homeless people in its 16 dormitories. One of the inhabitants, Mario Brezza, spoke about how the place really feels like home as he has its own bed, room, and bath.

On the other hand, Sharon Christner, one of the volunteers at the shelter, said that if the church sold the church, they would have made a lot of money and given it to the poor.

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