1. Twenty-six women, claiming to be in relationships with Catholic priests, wrote a joint letter to Pope Francis, begging him to change the Catholic church’s celibacy rules.
2. The opening of the letter reads:
“Dear Pope Francis, we are a group of women from all over Italy (and further afield) and are writing to you to break down the wall of silence and indifference that we are faced with every day. Each of us is in, was or would like to start a relationship with a priest we are in love with.”