There is already an avenue for priests to marry in the Catholic Church: They have to be married before they enter the priesthood. This avenue is only available to Eastern Catholics though. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
The use of three words, "and the Son," constitutes one of the predominant reasons for the Great Schism, in which Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox split in 1054. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil…
There is a subset of Catholicism, recognised vatican called Eastern Catholicism who instead of taking the Latin rite take the Eastern Rite or Byzantine rite which among many differences allows their priests to marry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
During a 2012 study done in eastern Germany, the researchers could not find a single person under the age of 28 who believed in God. theguardian.com/commentis…
During the middle ages the catholic clergy openly kept concubines with whom they had families - despite their vow of celibacy. The practice was so common that at least two popes are suspected to be the son of a pope. academia.edu/196612/_Prie…
The Nazi SS threatened to shoot the Archbishop of Greece for openly protesting againt the deportation of Jews. He reminded them that, β€œaccording to the traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church, our prelates are hung and not shot. Please respect our traditions!” pappaspost.com/rememberin…
The same Muslim family (the Nuseibeh or Nusaybah clan) have been the door openers at the Christian Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem for over 1300 years. They have acted as both custodians of the church and as mediators between the various Christian sects represented there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nus…
If you are a married priest but then convert to the Catholic Church you are allowed to keep your wife catholic.com/quickquestio…
Celibacy of the Catholic clergy began as a means protect the church from having to support the heirs of a deceased priest and prevent them from inheriting church property. uscatholic.org/glad-you-a…
There are two Roman Catholic Churches in China - one acknowledges the Pope, the other the Communist Gov't. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
The Pope as "Pontifex Maximus" holds the title of the High Priest of the Roman Empire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pon…

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