VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told journalists on Sunday that he was somewhat angered when reports emerged that the Church was allegedly paving the way for the ordination of women to the diaconate, since no such change is in the works.
“The first to be surprised by this news was me,” the Pope said June 26 during an in-flight press briefing en route to Rome following his three-day visit to Armenia.
“They said: ‘The Church opens the door to deaconesses.’ Really? I am a bit angry, because this is not telling the truth of things.”
His remarks were in reference to some reports following a question-and-answer session with women religious, in which he said he would like to form a commission to...READ MORE