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Robert Winner

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Should priests be allowed to marry?

When Pope Francis' No. 2, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, said last week that the church's policy on celibate clergy is up for discussion, some analysts saw it as a shift in Vatican thinking.

I ask the TED International Community ... Is this good?

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    Sep 17 2013: To be honest I never really understood why Priests aren't allowed to marry. It would give priests a better understanding of the average person if they had "normal" lives.
    • Sep 19 2013: It is merely a Latin custom. They can spin a lot of tales about it, but, like the use of wafers instead of bread in Communion, it is merely a local custom.

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