Pope Francis wrote in Querida Amazonia that when considering the role of women in the Church, “we do not limit ourselves to a functional approach.”
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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said that there had been female deacons in the Church in times past and that, ‘basically, this [question] is open.’
The Patriarchate of Alexandria may become the latest Church to restore the ancient order of deaconess.
Francis said, ‘I think that I’ll ask the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to refer me to the studies on the issue,’ noting that deaconesses in the early Church had a role similiar to nuns. He also said consecrated women carry out ‘very maternal works, where the maternity of the Church can be expressed more.’