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Am I right in thinking that priests may prohibit female altar servers?

Question:

Our parish priest says the Church does not permit the exclusion of female altar servers. I thought a priest can choose whether or not to have girl altar servers. What&#039;s the correct answer?<br />

Answer:

You are correct. The Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship has made it clear that while permission has been given to bishops to allow girls to serve at the altar, a bishop cannot force a priest in his diocese to admit women and girls to service at the altar.

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