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Practicing Catholics In Ireland Would Like To See Priests Allowed To Marry, Survey Finds

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The survey was carried out among mass-goers in 26 Irish diocese.

Practicing Catholics here want to would like to see priests allowed to marry, the ordination of women and more respect for the LGBTQI+ community.

However, they also want to see shorter sermons at masses and the removal of 'bloodthirsty' readings from the Old Testament.

A survey, carried out among mass-goers in 26 Irish diocese - will be reviewed by a 160-strong national assembly in Athlone this weekend.

It, along the findings from other countries, will then go before a synod in Rome next year.

However, the Bishop of Limerick says ordaining women is not necessarily a solution to the issues affecting the Catholic church.

Brendan Leahy says all of the issues raised in the survey need to be fully examined:

 

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