I had not been to church in many years and my daughter whom had been showing an interest in faith wanted to become a Catholic like me.
We contacted the local church and were contacted by the new Filipino priest in town for my daughter to start RCIC classes.
Among the men is Franz Decker, a retired priest who for over a decade led the Catholic Relief Service in Cologne.
"We believe that requiring that every man who becomes a priest to remain celibate is not acceptable.
The demand to abolish the century-old tradition is part of an open letter published at the wake of the golden anniversary of Decker and his colleagues as catholic priests.