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Celibacy and training of Catholic priest (09 Jul 2002)


Focuses on the training of Catholic priests in Hong Kong in the wake of sex scandal and discusses the practice of celibacy in the Catholic Church. Several Catholic priests and Father Lawrence Lee Len (Chancellor, Holy Catholic Diocese) talk about the curriculum of the Holy Spirit Seminary and ways to ensure the most qualified persons to be trained as priests. Ng Man-lun (Sexologist) and Priscilla Lui (Director, Against Child Abuse) reveal that there is no significant evidence of linking celibacy and paedophilia. The issue of allowing Catholic priest to marry is also discussed. Reverend Edmound Teo (Pastor, International Christian Assembly) speaks about the advantages of leading a married life through his personal experience.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2002
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