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A plea to make married men priests

FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, March 5, 2018: "Uncertainty" abounds in Italy after no party won the majority needed to form a government, but Le Monde says one thing is certain: the rise of anti-EU parties. All the more reason French papers are breathing a sigh of relief that EU pillar Angela Merkel has finally formed her next government. And a French priest writes an open letter to Pope Francis, asking him to let married men be ordained - a move the pope has hinted he may be open to.