Posts Tagged ‘Anne Soupa’

The kind of bishop Palmerston North needs

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
bishop

Ki a koutou te Hāhi Katorika o Aotearoa tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Recently French theologian, Anne Soupa, gained worldwide attention by applying for the position of Archbishop of Lyon. She has since been followed by other French women making themselves available for senior leadership roles in the Church. Also, in Switzerland Marianne Read more

NZ women support call for female Catholic bishop of Lyon

Thursday, August 13th, 2020
be the change

Several New Zealand women have signed a 17,000+ person petition joining Anne Soupa’s campaign to become the next Bishop of Lyon. Calling themselves ‘Be the Change’, the group of men and women say their mission is to promote the inclusion of women in leadership of the Catholic Church. “As a sign of our support for Read more

Seven women seek leadership roles French Catholic Church hierarchy

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Seven women are seeking leadership roles in the French Catholic Church heirarchy. These roles include positions as priests and bishops, which are officially reserved for men. This is the latest push to give women a significant place in the Catholic hierarchy. After submitting their candidacies for various leadership roles, including deacon, priest and bishop, the Read more

Woman theologian wants to be a Catholic archbishop

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

A woman theologian has written to Pope Francis nominating herself as a candidate to be Archbishop of Lyon. Anne Soupa, who is A 73-year-old journalist and biblical scholar, is one of France’s best known activists for a greater role for women in the Catholic Church. Her request to the pope included a detailed cover letter Read more