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Pope Condemns Ordination of Women

The Pope announced yesterday that relations between the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church had suffered a setback because of the Protestant church’s 1992 decision to ordain women. The Pope explained his view that Jesus desired only male priests and denies that male-only ordination discriminates against women.

The Pope also stated that he wants to improve relations between Protestants and Catholics, but that the existence of female Anglican priests impedes his efforts. He also reiterated his condemnation of abortion and euthanasia, saying that “repentance and conversion are required” as the year 2000 approaches.

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AP - October 23, 1997