Listen: In New Book, Retired Pope Benedict Breaks Silence To Speak Out On Priestly Celibacy
"Retired Pope Benedict urging Pope Francis not to to lift the celibacy rule for priests. Here's NPR Sylvia. Pohjola in two thousand thirteen benedict became the first pope to resign. In seven hundred years vowing vowing to remain hidden from the world pledging obedience to the new pope but in excerpts of a book published by the conservative French daily Figo Benedict writes that celibacy carries great significance because it allows a priest to concentrate on his vocation. The book appears Pope. Francis is considering the possibility of allowing clean older married men to be ordained priests in the Amazon region as proposed in October by a Bishop's Assembly popular culture is focusing on the relationship attention between the two popes. Thanks to a netflix movie. That spins a fictional tale of a pontifical bromance"