It is widely known that Catholic priests are regarded as saints as they dedicate their lives to the service of God.
A lot of people look up to them and desire to be like them but find it difficult because of the rules surrounding the priesthood.
One of such rules is that they are required not to have any sexual relations and to remain celibate as long as they shall live so that they remain holy and focused on the things of God.
Handsome Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has taken to the social media platform to share his take on Catholic priests remaining celibate all their life.
He made this known through his Twitter handle where he said that now that he is older, he believes Catholic priests should be allowed to get married.
He wrote: “Now that I’m older and wiser, I believe it’s best for Catholic priests to be allowed to get married. DON’T ASK ME WHY!”
A number of Nigerians has taken to the comment section to react to his post. While some seem to agree with him, others strongly disagree not failing to give their reason.
Stan Stallion wrote: “I bet to disagree Sir Yul… Once Priests start getting married, Catholicism would begin to fade. That Oath of Celibacy makes them Fathers of the church but once they have a family, it becomes a family business and then our Faith as Catholics become threatened”
Ekweali Adaoma said: “Sir Yul, the call to be a priest is not for just anyone. To say you’re white and turn blue along the way is an integrity issue, the one who can’t, please, should not! If they try and can’t anymore they should just take a bow… Some people truly are noble.”
Patrick Egaga tweeted: “Certainly older but not wiser in this case. You don’t solve a problem by introducing a problem. Priestly celibacy is the only reason there is sense or a claim to a possible hold for morality in the world today. And of course the only reason that church stands…”