is the office of the ministers of the Catholic religion, who have been commissioned ("ordained") with the Holy orders of the Catholic Church. Below are 5 facts about the Catholic priesthood and 5 links to free photos of priests.
#5. The church has different rules for priests in the Latin Church and in the Eastern Catholic Churches
Notably, priests in the Latin Church must take a vow of celibacy, whereas most Eastern Catholic Churches permit married men to be ordained. Deacons are male and usually belong to the diocesan clergy, but, unlike almost all Latin Church (Western Catholic) priests and all bishops from Eastern or Western Catholicism, they may marry as laymen before their ordination as clergy.
#4. Catholic priests represent the person of Christ.
The Catholic Church teaches that when a man participates in priesthood after the Sacrament of Holy Orders, he acts in persona Christi Capitis, representing the person of Christ.
#3. According to the Annuario Pontificio 2016, as of December 31, 2014, there were 415,792 Catholic priests worldwide.
#2. A priest of the regular clergy is commonly addressed with the title "Father" (contracted to Fr, in the Catholic Church).
#1. Catholic monks can become deacons, priests, and bishops as well.
The male members of religious orders, whether living in monastic communities or cloistered in isolation, and who are ordained priests or deacons constitute what is called the religious or regular clergy, distinct from the diocesan or secular clergy. Those ordained priests or deacons who are not members of some sort of religious order (secular priests) most often serve as clergy to a specific church or in an office of a specific diocese or in Rome.
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