A Catholic church in Mexico has banned priests who married and had children.
The Mexican Supreme Court has ordered that priests who had children outside of marriage or who married or had children in Mexico but were not married shall be excommunicated.
The decision has been handed down by the top court in the country, where there are several other such orders.
It’s the first time the Catholic Church has banned a priest who has had children, and the first to do so after the country had legalized gay marriage.
The Church says it has been working on the issue since at least 2011.
The new ruling came two years after the Catholic Bishops Conference of Mexico and the Mexican Congress voted in favor of a bill that legalized gay and lesbian marriage.