Catholic priest celibacy: Former Pope Benedict defends it in book

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The Vatican has tried to downplay a split at the top of the Roman Catholic Church over whether priests should be allowed to marry.

Pope Francis is considering easing some restrictions on celibacy

But retired Pope Benedict has rushed to its defence in his new book, underscoring the divisions between  Catholicism’s progressive and conservative fronts.

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London in the United Kingdom.

Catholic priest celibacy: Former Pope Benedict defends it in book

The Vatican has tried to downplay a split at the top of the Roman Catholic Church over whether priests should be allowed to marry. Pope Francis is considering easing some restrictions on celibacy But retired Pope Benedict has rushed to its defence in his new book, underscoring the divisions between Catholicism’s progressive and conservative fronts.

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