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A priest stands in front of Saint Peter's Basilica as a red curtain has been put

Women in love with priests ask Pope to make celibacy optional

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Twenty-six women who say they are in love with Roman Catholic priests have written to Pope Francis urging him to make celibacy optional.

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The women, who all live in Italy, described the "devastating suffering" caused by the church's ban on priests having sex and marrying.

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