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Pope Francis sides with traditionalists on priest celibacy

Pope Francis sides with traditionalists on priest celibacy

In quashing the idea of married priests in the Amazon, Pope Francis has appeased traditionalists while disappointing progressives who had hoped for a historic turning point in the Catholic church.In his "apostolic exhortation" on the Amazon basin published W

Brazil's Bolsonaro lashes out at pope's Amazon text

Brazil's Bolsonaro lashes out at pope's Amazon text

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right climate-change skeptic, lashed out at Pope Francis Thursday after the pontiff pleaded for the protection of the Amazon rainforest, and attacked the environmental group Greenpeace as "rubbish.""Pope Francis sai

Pope expected to stand firm on celibacy in text on Amazon synod

Pope expected to stand firm on celibacy in text on Amazon synod

Pope Francis is on Wednesday to release a much-anticipated text about the Amazon, which is not expected to open up the priesthood to married men in the region despite an appeal from a historic Vatican meeting of bishops last year.The text could however make da