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#Celibacy

# celibacy - Friday 10 March, 2017

Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests

Many in the Roman Catholic Church believe a new path to ordination should be opened.

# celibacy - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Half of Japanese people aren't having sex... and that's a problem

Half of women told a recent survey they were not having sex.

# celibacy - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Pope promises "solutions" to celibacy in the priesthood

Francis also condemned child sex abuse as a “leprosy” in the Church.

# celibacy - Friday 13 June, 2014

Catholic Church was within its rights to sack married priest says European Court

In the court’s view, it was not unreasonable for the Church to expect particular loyalty of religious education teachers.

# celibacy - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# celibacy - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Poll: Should the Catholic Church remove clerical celibacy requirement? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Catholic Church remove clerical celibacy requirement?

A Vatican official has said it could be discussed.

Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'

The recently appointed Vatican Secretary of State said that the issue is a great challenge for the Pope.

# celibacy - Sunday 7 July, 2013

The Catholic Church shouldn't fear structural renewal – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has called for structural renewal in the Catholic church to keep up with the times – but also advised priests and nuns to shun costly trappings so they can use more resources to help the poor.

# celibacy - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Poll: Should priests be allowed to renounce vow of celibacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

Former Bishop of Derry calls for end to clerical celibacy

One of the Catholic Church’s most prominent clergymen has made a direct call for mandatory celibacy within the priesthood to be scrapped.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Four in court over halting site slavery, Amnesty finds human rights abuses on both sides in Libya, and more pressure on Ryan Tubridy…