Pope Francis has decided versus calming rules on celibacy for Roman Catholic priests, declining a proposal from bishops that he permit married men to turn out to be priests in Latin America’s Amazon location to deal with a lack of clergy there, the Vatican claimed.

The pope, “after praying and reflecting, has decided to respond not by foreseeing adjustments or even further opportunities of exceptions [to priestly celibacy] from those people already delivered for,” Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Vatican’s communications workplace, claimed Wednesday….