VATICAN-(MaraviPost)-A proposal that appeals that married men should also be allowed ordination as priests in the Amazon region has been approved by Pope Francis, sovereign of Vatican City.
According to reports, the proposal must be approved by Pope Francis before it could stand.
The Amazon region includes areas such as some parts of Peru, Suriname, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Columbia, French Guiana.
The proposal tagged viri probati refers to older Catholic men who have stable families, respected in their communities, and are already deacons in their respective churches.
This recent development would be a big change in the church’s traditions where only unmarried men were appointed as priests.