Catholic Church to reveal decision on priestly celibacy in Amazon

Church mulls decision due to scarcity of priests in Amazon and decreasing number of Roman Catholics in Latin America.

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    The Vatican is set to reveal whether Pope Francis supports a proposal to let married men be ordained as priests in the Catholic Church.

    Last year bishops in the Amazon region voted to relax a celibacy rule dating back thousands of years because of a shortage of priests.

    But not everyone thinks it will work.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.


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