7 Oct 2019

Pope Francis mulls letting married men become priests

From Morning Report, 6:44 am on 7 October 2019

One of the long-standing tenets in the Catholic Church could be thrown out, in the Amazon at least. Pope Francis is considering allowing married men in remote communities of the Amazon to become priests which would help to alleviate the shortage of clergymen However, the move has been the focus of a backlash by traditionalist Catholic bishops. We speak to Elise Harris from Catholic news website Crux Now.