Pope Francis says ban on female priests is likely to endure / The New York Times

The Roman Catholic Church’s teaching that women cannot be ordained as priests is likely to last forever, Pope Francis said on Tuesday (Nov. 1.) as he flew back to Rome from Sweden … According to reporters who were on the plane, Francis responded, ‘On the ordination of women in the Catholic Church, the last word is clear.’ He cited an apostolic letter written in 1994 by Pope John Paul II, who has since been canonized as a saint. The letter said that ordaining women was not possible because Jesus chose only men as his apostles.”

By Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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  1. #1 by Sally on November 1, 2016 - 3:41 PM

    Asinine.,,,, At the time of Jesus, women were second or third class citizens and would not have been considered as Apostles. When will the church evolve and treat women as equals. “Gentile or Jew, servant or free, woman or man……. no more. All are one in Christ.”

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