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Vatican Considers Ban on Gay Priests

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Vatican Considers Ban on Gay Priests

Vatican Considers Ban on Gay Priests

Vatican Considers Ban on Gay Priests

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The Vatican is expected to release a document saying homosexuals will be banned from joining the priesthood even if they are celibate.

Guests:

John Allen, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter

Jerry Pokorsky, Pastor at the Diocese of Lincoln

Richard Sipe, co-author of the forthcoming book Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church's 2000 Year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse.