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Conference on priesthood: As with Jesus, celibacy of priests is not...

VATICAN CITY -- The requirement that most priests in the Latin rite of the Catholic Church be celibate has theological and spiritual foundations and...

Retired Pope Benedict XVI seeks to be removed as co-author of...

VATICAN CITY -- At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book defending priestly celibacy,...

German cardinal urges change in tradition ahead of celibacy discussion

WASHINGTON -- German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising called for change in long-standing church tradition as the German bishops' conference prepares for...

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