Vatican City, Sep 20, 2019 / 23:00 pm
Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Dicastery for Communications in the Vatican, said that married priests will be a subject of discussion during the upcoming synod of bishops on the Amazon, which will take place October 6-27 in Rome, but noted that the synod does not have the power to make decisions on the matter.
"The synod will discuss the possibility, for territories like the Amazon, to propose the ordination of married men. That is, the ordination of catechists, older persons who already have a role of responsibility in several communities. But it's not a decision already made, nor is it certain that they synod will arrive at that decision." Tornielli said in an interview Sept. 19.
"In any case it would not be a decision of the synod but it would be a decision of the pope," Tornielli said in the interview, which was published on the Facebook page of the Brazilian bishops' conference.
Tornielli referred to the working document of the synod: