World Feb 12

Pope Francis speaks during the weekly general audience at the Vatican, February 5, 2020. Photo by Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters
Pope does not approve ordination of married men in the Amazon

In an eagerly-awaited document, Francis didn’t even refer to recommendations by Amazonian bishops to consider the ordination of married men and women deacons. Rather, he urged bishops to pray for more priestly vocations and send missionaries to the region.

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