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.

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.