Is it possible to have a married Pope?


#1

It is possible to have a married Pope? Perhaps a Bishop “promoted” from one of the Eastern Church’s? Or is the Vatican strictly Latin Rite?


#2

Hi,

Theoretically, it is possible. St. Peter was married. But as to the Eastern Churches, their bishops do not come from the married clergy, but only from their monks.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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