With all the talk about rogue priests, you might be interested in this Bible information.
Under the old testament we see those of the Levite tribe being priests for the Israelites. They were responsible for the care of the temple, animal offerings, the ark of the covenant and they received no land as other tribes. Numbers chapters 3 and 18.. Hebrews chapter 7.
It’s different in the new Testament, because Christ died on the cross for all and no animal sacrifice is needed because Jesus blood covers everything. Heb 9:11-28. Heb 10:1-20
With that being the case, all Christians are priests. 1 Pet 2:9-10. All Christians offer to God (not as it was in the old testament with sacrifice of animals) but rather their works of service.. None of this is taught in the catholic church. Instead groups of men are selected to be priests and they don’t marry. The doctrine of the priests as found in the Catholic church is a different doctrine. Which means you cannot read about it in the Bible.
So, there you have it! Two examples of priests in the bible under different testaments. And one currently made up by men and unknown to the word of the Lord. Mark 7:7. Matt 15:7-14.