A general decree issued by the
Signed by Cardinal William Levada in Rome, the decree stated the excommunications would take place with immediate effect.
The announcement does not come as a surprise to women priests already ordained within the Catholic church.
A woman priest ordained two years ago who now works for the group Roman Catholic Womenpriests indicated she would continue her volunteer work celebrating mass at a local nursing home even if she is excommunicated.
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