Pope says he will not change priest celibacy rules

Pope Francis speaks during a news conference aboard a plane on the way back from Panama to Rome, Italy January 27, 2019. Alessandra Tarantino/Pool via REUTERS

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday definitively ruled out any chance that he would change the Roman Catholic rule requiring priests to be celibate. But, speaking to reporters aboard a plane returning from Panama, he restated that he was open to further study of the possibility of ordaining older married men […]

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