Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In May Melkites to begin ordaining married men in Canada

(Melkites) - For the first time in Canada and after 125 years of Melkite Greek Catholic presence in it, Bishop Ibrahim M. Ibrahim will begin ordaining married men to the priesthood on the upcoming Pentecost Sunday, May 20th, 2018. This announcement was made by bishop Ibrahim on Easter Sunday as he intends to ordain Deacon Fadi Nohra to the priesthood. Pope Francis has approved in 2014 lifting the ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic Churches outside their traditional territories, including in the United States, Canada and Australia.

1 comment:

  1. Finally! Even their own pope has “allowed” this since 2014.