Symposium seeks to confirm celibate male priesthood
21 May 2021 The Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops has announced a Symposium “Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood” for 17 – 19 February 2022.
We Are Church International regards the planned Symposium as a futile attempt to confirm the priesthood as a pedestal reserved for celibate males. A serious Symposium would highlight:
· The end of the superior clerical status compared to the lower lay status
· The end of the exclusion of women
· The end of the exclusion of married persons
· The end of the exclusion of LGBTQ persons
We hope that Pope Francis will persuade Cardinal Marc Ouellet to deliver some of these four highlights.
Chair, We Are Church International
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We Are Church International (WAC) founded in Rome in 1996, is a global coalition of national church reform groups. It is committed to the renewal of the Roman Catholic Church based on the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the theological spirit developed from it.