All popes who follow are single. The reason being Jesus offered Peter a challenge catch men and not fish. Does not exclude women. As for the other reason Jesus said to Peter whatever you do on earth shall be done in heaven. With a wife at Peters' side even with todays popes it would have been difficult. (by the way I do not have the bible with me and do not know for sure whether Jesus used the word or another.) A wife would never understand why Jesus chose a man. All she wants is equality for women. The fact Jesus chose a man does not mean God thinks less of women. After all God pl
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