H/T Ad Orientem
From an interview with Father Laurent Touze, published in the highly respected Catholic news agency Zenit (emphasis added).
ZENIT: With this measure, do you think that one day, celibacy might become voluntary also for priests of the Latin rite?
Father Touze: No, because the Church is understanding more and more the relation between priesthood, episcopate and celibacy. It is something that could be likened to the revelation of a dogma, though it isn’t so at this time; one tends increasingly to understand that a practice must be promoted among all priests and also among Eastern Catholic priests which is truly similar to the one lived in the first centuries.
Read the rest here.
A TV news interview with Fr. Laurent Touze, from this conference, discussing celibacy:
For a little of the history of the tension between East and West re: married priests see: