Brazilian priests not keen on celibacy

AGI is reporting:

Brazilian priests have spoken directly to Pope Benedict XVI to ask him for a revision of the canonical law obliging celibacy for those carrying out priestly functions.

The story mentions a report in a Spanish paper, in which an unnamed bishop is quoted saying that

married laymen have long been ordained in Brazil. “Rome is aware of the fact, but does not want it to be made public.” Brazilian priests have also asked for the appointing of priests to be made more democratic, and for those who have divorced to have a right to the sacraments as well.

Read it all. (Hat tip: Religion News Service.)

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