Vatican looks at celibacy

Pope Benedict XVI opened a summit yesterday on the celibacy requirement for clergy, spurred by a married African archbishop who has been excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Benedict XVI opened a summit yesterday on the celibacy requirement for clergy, spurred by a married African archbishop who has been excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.

The Vatican says the policy is not open for discussion, but that the meeting was called to examine the implications of the "disobedience" by a Zambian archbishop.

It would issue a statement after the meeting. - Sapa-AP

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