Irish nun calls for Church apology for treatment of women

An Irish nun is seeking an apology from the Catholic Church for its treatment of women.

Sr Eileen Lenihan’s call came in Limerick at the first diocesan synod to be held in Ireland in 50 years.

Sr Lenihan said: “The apology that is being called for, perhaps it needs to come from the Church, radically from the Pope down really because the Pope in a way stands for the entire Church history.”

There are one hundred proposals before the delegates at the Limerick synod.

Proposals ranged from gender equality and caring for the marginalised, to the increased use of social media by the Church and creating links to other faith groups.

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