POPE FRANCIS

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Pope Francis has said he is open to married men becoming priests to combat the Roman Catholic Church’s shortage of clergy.

In an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit, Pope Francis said the lack of Catholic priests was an “enormous problem” for the Church, and indicated he would be open to a change in the rules governing eligibility for the priesthood.

“We need to consider if ‘viri probati’ could be a possibility,” he said. “If so, we would need to determine what duties they could undertake, for example, in remote communities.”

Viri probati is the Latin term for “tested men” or married men of outstanding faith and virtue.

The option would allow men who are already married to be ordained as priests. But single men who are already priests would not be allowed to marry, according to the Pope.

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Pope Francis said “It’s hypocrisy [and un-Christian] to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or toss out someone who is in need of help."

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Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome, Italy November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Ettore Ferrari/Pool

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome, Italy November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Ettore Ferrari/Pool

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Pope Francis said today that GOP front-runner Donald Trump “is not Christian” if he calls for the deportation of undocumented immigrants and pledges to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not of building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,” the Pope said.

He added he would not advise people on whether to vote for Trump.

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