Vatican’s Secretary of State Says Celibacy Is an Open Question : The Two-Way : NPR
The Vatican’s new secretary of state made some comments in an interview with a Venezuelan newspaper earlier this week that have surprised many.
Archbishop Pietro Parolin, whom Pope Francis appointed on Aug. 31, said the issue of priest celibacy is open to discussion.
“It is not a church dogma and it can be discussed because it is a church tradition,” Parolin told El Universal, adding that changing a tradition does take a lot of thought.
Francis is laying some interesting groundwork. I pray he’ll live long enough to make the most of it.