‘No one in the Vatican understands the African soul… that for the African man, priest or not, the worst sin is to leave this world without siring a child’
Priests in Kenya are doing away with the Catholic vow of celibacy and the “culture of secrecy” it creates ( Andrew Renneisen/The Washington Post )
He was a priest just out of seminary. She was a nurse. They were both from the slopes of Mount Kenya, but their paths improbably crossed in Rome.
He became unshakable in his desire to marry her, even though he had taken the Catholic church’s mandatory vow of celibacy for priests.