Posts Tagged ‘Women in the Church’

Pope Francis: women have special role in passing on faith

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Pope Francis has emphasised the “fundamental” importance of women in the Catholic Church, saying they have a privileged role because of their ability to pass on the faith through love. He said women have always had a special mission in the Church as “first witnesses” of Christ’s Resurrection, and because they pass the faith on Read more

UK diplomat: Make more use of women in the Church

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Britain’s ambassador to the Holy See says he is looking to the Catholic Church to better use the talents, energy and loyalty of the women in the Church. “Anyone who works with the Holy See network will be aware of the vital role played by women religious in almost every aspect of Church life on Read more

Cardinals want greater role for women in the Church

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Senior cardinals from Argentina and Germany have called for a greater leadership role for women in the Church. Argentinean Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, who heads the Vatican department for Eastern Catholic Churches, said the next pontificate should see women having more leadership positions in the Vatican and beyond. “The role of women in the world has Read more

Women could have prevented Church scandals, says journalist

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Sex-abuse and other scandals that trouble the Catholic Church could have been avoided if women had been in positions of power, according to the woman who edits a new supplement in the Vatican newspaper. Journalist-historian Lucetta Scaraffia is campaigning for women’s rights in the male-dominated Vatican and pushing for women to teach in seminaries to Read more