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Vatican to Admit Married Anglican Priests on Case-by-Case Basis

The Vatican said Saturday that affiliated Anglican priests will be accepted to the Catholic priesthood on a case-by-case base as Rome facilitates conversions by Anglicans disillusioned by their church's accepting of gay clerics, changeable priests and added advanced practices.A abruptness Vatican decision, appear 10 canicule beforehand to accomplish it easier for Anglicans to become Roman Catholics while application aspects of Anglican celebration and identity, had larboard some apprehensive whether Rome would embrace affiliated Anglican clergy in ample numbers.A Holy See account Saturday quoted Cardinal William Levada, the Holy See's guardian of doctrinal correctness, as adage the Vatican would accede accepting affiliated Anglican priests into the Roman Catholic priesthood as it has in the accomplished — evaluating anniversary case on its own merits.The Roman Catholic abbey requires its priests to be celibate, except in the case of the Eastern rite Catholics, who are accustomed to be advancing if married. But over the aftermost decades, it has additionally agilely accustomed affiliated Anglican clergy to break priests back converting to Catholicism.