Brazil's Catholic community has a shortage of priests, especially in remote regions. Many locals want to abolish the celibacy requirement so that married men can fulfill these duties. Will the Amazon region spark a revolution in Church teachings?
Bishops have proposed reforming the church's stance on ordaining married men and raising awareness on climate change. Meanwhile, the church still heavily opposes a female ministry and women's voting rights.
Catholic bishops have concluded a three-week synod in the Vatican with a focus on climate change and poverty in the Amazon. It has changed the Catholic Church for good, says Christoph Strack.
A historic shift in policy could pave the way for married men to preach in areas where clergy are scarce. The requirement for priests to have never been married has been in place for centuries.
The Catholic Church is in crisis, marred by scandals and calls for reform. One of its clergyman, Thomas Frings, has chosen to remain a priest nonetheless, and is now calling for new ways of fostering spirituality.
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