The debate, the pope says, is over

June 1994
U.S. News & World Report;6/13/94, Vol. 116 Issue 23, p20
Discusses how Pope John Paul II issued a stern letter to bishops reaffirming the ban on women priests. The pope's declaration to end the debate, which has grown in the wake of the Church of England's 1992 decision to ordain women and in the face of a deepening shortage of Catholic priests; Declining number of men preparing for the priesthood; Future decisions to be made on the priesthood.


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