Vatican reveals it has secret rules for priests who father children

Vatican reveals it has secret rules for priests who father children

The Vatican has for the first time acknowledged the existence of secret guidelines for priests who break their vows of celibacy. While the Vatican refrained from making the document public, a spokesperson said that the fundamental principle of the document was the ’protection of the child’. The document reportedly requests that a cleric who has fathered a child leaves the priesthood.

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Grace Perkins
Grace Perkins 1 year

It honestly doesn’t surprise me. Your kid is your fist responsibility. If you go and start a family take care of them first it says so in the Bible. I don’t think this is as bad a scandal as the sexual abuse cases. Although my heart goes out to everyone who was/is born into this and never knew their dad or have had the pain of hiding it from others.

David Michael
David Michael 1 year

... and how incredibly rare is this occurance?

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 1 year

Why do all those stone structures look like penises

Chris369
Chris369 1 year

not the vatican's only Secret

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