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Vatican Tightens Rules on Homosexuals in Priesthood

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Vatican Tightens Rules on Homosexuals in Priesthood

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Vatican Tightens Rules on Homosexuals in Priesthood

Vatican Tightens Rules on Homosexuals in Priesthood

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The Vatican releases the official version of a papal encyclical on homosexuals and the priesthood. The much-anticipated document bars practicing homosexuals from entry into the priesthood, and those who exhibit what it calls deeply-rooted homosexual tendencies.

Guests:

John Allen, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter

The Rev. Fred Daley, priest of St. Francis de Sales Church in Utica, New York.

John AllenDavid Nuss, director of Vocations for the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

William Skylstad, bishop of the Diocese of Spokane and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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