Peter was the first pope and he was married (Matt. 8:14) Why do popes remain unmarried?
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]* Why did Jesus choose married men if he wanted priests to be celibate?**
]* Why not allow priests to be married?**
]* Why can only some priests be married?**
]* What is the theological authority for priestly celibacy?**
]* What is the difference between doctrine and discipline?**