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Poll: Should priests be allowed to renounce vow of celibacy?

The former Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly, says that priests should be allowed to marry and mandatory celibacy done away with. Do you agree?

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FORMER BISHOP OF Derry, Dr Edward Daly, has tackled the issue of celibacy in the Catholic clergy in his new memoir.

He has become one of the most senior members of the Catholic Church in Ireland to declare that priests should be allowed to marry. He said that there “should be a place in the modern Catholic Church for a married priesthood and for men who do not wish to commit themselves to celibacy”.

Do you agree with Dr Daly? Should priests be allowed to marry and renounce the vow of celibacy?

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