• Short Summary

    IT APPEARS UNLIKELY THAT THE VATICAN WILL ALLOW THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN HOLLAND TO BECOME A TEST CASE OVER THE ISSUE OF COMPULSORY CELIBACY FOR PRIESTS.

  • Description

    IT APPEARS UNLIKELY THAT THE VATICAN WILL ALLOW THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN HOLLAND TO BECOME A TEST CASE OVER THE ISSUE OF COMPULSORY CELIBACY FOR PRIESTS. A RECENT CONFERENCE OF HOLLAND'S BISHOPS DECIDED TO PRESS FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE CHURCH'S RULING.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BISHOPS SAID IN UTRETCH TODAY (MONDAY) THAT IT WAS WELL KNOWN WITHIN HOLLAND'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH THAT THE COMMUNITY WAS DIVIDED OVER THE ISSUE...BUT IT WAS ALSO KNOWN THAT THE CHURCH WAS ALSO DIVIDED.

    OBSERVERS IN HOLLAND SAY IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THE VATICAN WILL ALLOW THE COUNTRY TO BECOME A TEST CASE...BUT IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IT MAY TRY TO REACH A COMPROMISE.

    EXPLAINING THE BISHOPS' DECISION THE SPOKESMAN SAID:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7XW4Q7WVFH3TZNXY3TQS9ED6M
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XW4Q7WVFH3TZNXY3TQS9ED6M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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