Pope Francis Says He's Open to Married Men Becoming Priests
Pope Francis says he's open to allowing married men to become priests in areas where there are priest shortages. The Pope brought up the idea in an interview with a German newspaper. Francis said he isn't okay with removing the celibacy rule for priests, but is open to the possibility of allowing married men of proven faith to perform priestly duties. The Pope said the Catholic church is dealing with a major lack of priests.