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Catholic Bishops Approve Proposal That Allows Married Men To Become Priests



Pope Francis

Pope Francis

A proposal that allows some married men to be ordained as priests in the Amazon region was on Sunday approved by some Catholic Bishops.

However, the proposal must be first approved by Pope Francis – if this happens, it would be a historic change to centuries-old tradition of unmarried priests in the catholic church.

It passed by a vote of 128-41 and applies only to some churches in the Amazon region that are experiencing a shortage of priests – regions such as Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela are excluded.

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The proposal, known as viri probati, refers to older Catholic men, who have stable families, and respected in their communities and are already ordained as deacons in the church.

This proposal doesn’t in any way mean that Catholic priests are now allowed to be married but only allows married men to become priests.

It, therefore, doesn’t change the rule of celibacy for Catholic priests, who are not allowed to marry.

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  1. maji Lazarus

    October 28, 2019 at 7:16 am

    I pray that God will touches the hearts of people that are ready to be priest.
    with God, all things are possible but for this particular issue; I know that if God does not call you a priest, you can’t be ordained as a priest. in other way round to raise a priest, there should train their sons in the religious way by allowed them to start as an altar boys. that is way they will have a zeal for it.
    Bishop, you are our leader. you are guided by the Pop. if it the will of God, we can’t question God. let it be done according to the will of God.

  2. Thomas

    October 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    that is already a loophole in the Catholic Church, we have been closely watching poor Francis working hard to overturn the church ‘s traditions and with his henchmen cardinals they seem to be getting to success.
    But i warn you that a Reformation is already underway.
    Jesus promised to reward those who shall leave father, mother, Brother, Sister, wife and children for the sake of His Gospel, a hundred fold.
    The Amazon region would have asked for missionaries from Africa where vocations are still abundant. why don’t they need blacks to evangelize in their countries? This is just sastifying their sexual desires and greedness not solving a pastoral challenge in the Amazon.

  3. ify

    October 28, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    i hope this is not a sign of problem in the future.

  4. uncle evpbi

    October 30, 2019 at 9:59 am

    This issue of married men becoming priests in the Catholic Church should not be extended to African Nations particularly Ghana became they will abuse it to the detriment of the Church

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Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)



Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.

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Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)



Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.

The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.

The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.

Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.

The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride,  wore a lovely white gown.

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Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba



Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.

Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.

Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.

The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.


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