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No marriage for priests

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Pope Benedict XVI reaffirmed this week that Catholic priests may not marry. The pope conferred with several top cardinals to discuss the case of ex-Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, the former head of the Roman Catholic Church in Zambia. Milingo was excommunicated last month after he ordained four married men as bishops. He first angered the Vatican in 2001, when he was married to a woman in a mass wedding of followers of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. But he was allowed to keep his collar after renouncing the marriage. Recently, though, Milingo took his wife back and started the “Married Priests Now!” movement. The Church has ordained married Episcopalian priests who convert to Catholicism. But the pope said celibacy would remain a requirement for all other priests.

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