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Pope Francis presides over procession at the start of the Synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican, October 7, 2019. Photo by Remo Casilli/Reuters
Pope seeks ‘courageous’ debate over Amazon priest shortage

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged South American bishops on Monday to speak “courageously” at a high-profile meeting on the Amazon, where the shortage of priests is so acute that the Vatican is considering ordaining married men and…

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