Catholic dioceses around the world have been asked to respond to the document by highlighting what intuitions resonate and what divergences emerge with the reality of the Church in their continent.
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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.”
Should women be ordained to the permanent diaconate? Delegates at the Pan-Amazon synod repeatedly returned to that question.
Franciscan Bishop Evaristo Pascoal Spengler, who leads the territorial prelature of Marajó in Brazil, spoke at a news conference on Oct. 25.
The Holy Father said the focus will be on the ‘first ages of the Church.’
New group is comprised of 12 members, half of whom are women.
‘Woman’s thought is important,’ he said in his June 26 in-flight press conference, while making clear that Church teaching is not changing on women’s ordination.
On his return trip, the Holy Father fielded questions about a range of subjects, including the role of the Pope Emeritus, the Pan-Orthodox Council, the Reformation, women deaconesses and Brexit.