Monday, May 17, 2010

El Presidente

A rather high-profile appeal, I'd think:
Bolivian President Evo Morales in a meeting Monday with Pope Benedict XVI said the Catholic church should abolish celibacy vows for priests. The socialist Morales, speaking at a news conference following his morning talks with the pontiff, said he had made the appeal as a member of the "grass-roots Catholic church," the ANSA news agency reported."The Church must not deny a fundamental part of our human nature and must abolish celibacy so it will have fewer children not recognised by their fathers," Morales said. Morales' remarks come as the Vatican grapples with a paedophilia scandal involving priests in several countries including the pontiff's native Germany.

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