Saturday, November 15, 2014

Vatican Approves Married Clergy for Eastern Rite in the West

The Vatican has taken steps to end a long simmering controversy. With the approval of Pope Francis, most restrictions in the diaspora on ordaining married men, or importing married clergy from the East are being lifted. The broad enforcement of the Latin discipline of celibacy on all Eastern Rite clergy in the West has been a sore point for more than a century.

Details here.


Visibilium said...

Priests' converting to Orthodoxy continues to be the best resolution.

lannes said...

Not the best reason for them to become Orthodox.

Samn! said...

It's worth noting that this change does not apply to Italy, which has a very large Romanian population.