The majority of IC readers believe that the Church should consider ordaining men in the Amazon region.
Online readers were asked in a Facebook poll: “The Vatican’s synod on the Amazon will consider whether ‘proven men’, who are married, could be ordained priests. Would you support this?”
Out of the 494 votes, 304 respondents said they would support the move, representing a 62% majority in comparison to the 190 who rejected the suggestion.
The poll comes as a preparatory document for an October summit of bishops on the Amazon, has confirmed that the ordination of married “elderly people”, meaning men, will be on the agenda.