Petition: Belgian priests and laity call for reforms (UPDATED)

8,235 signatories in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking half of Belgium), including politicians and intellectuals as well as about a tenth of all Flemish priests, deacons and lay Church workers, have called for reforms including ordination of women and married people. The head of the Belgian bishops’ conference accepted the petition along with the Flemish bishops and thanked the group.

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