Celibacy and gay clergy

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Sir, – So, Pope Francis takes up where Benedict XlV left off after all (“Pope Francis: Gay people should not be accepted into the ministry”, News, December 2nd).

Does Pope Francis trust his clergy to observe their vows of chastity?

If so, why does the gender of the person with whom they are not having sexual relations matter? – Yours, etc,

PADDY McGOVERN,

Dublin 8.

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