Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Pope says Vatican will excommunicate women priests

Daily Telegraph -- By Our Foreign Staff

Last updated: 2:50 AM BST 30/05/2008

The Vatican has issued its most explicit decree so far against the ordination of women priests, vowing to punish them and the bishops who ordain them with automatic excommunication.

The decree, published in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, makes the Church's existing ban on women priests more explicit by clarifying that excommunication would follow all such ordinations.

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