Holy Smoke: Why the Pope said no to married priests

Feb 25, 04:03 PM
The dust has still not settled after Pope Francis unexpectedly – and very pointedly – ignored pleas from liberal Catholics to ordain married men as priests. They had a fully worked-out plan in place, but the Pope had pressed the 'delete' button. So what happened?

With Vatican expert Dr Ed Condon, Washington bureau chief of the Catholic News Agency and a canon lawyer.

Holy Smoke is a series of podcasts where Damian Thompson dissects the most important and controversial topics in world religion, with a range of high profile guests. Click here to find previous episodes.