CNA: Priestly celibacy discussed as Amazon synod gets underway

POPE OPENING SESSION SYNOD AMAZON

Some participants at the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon have responded critically to a proposal that the Church ordain married men – so called viri probati – in response to a shortage of priestly vocations in the Amazon region of South America. A source inside the synod told CNA that Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of