The Pope’s Council of Cardinals has been discussing the role of women in the Church since February 2022, when the cardinals heard and commented on a report by Sister Pocher.
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Pope Francis reaffirmed the impossibility of women becoming priests, or even modern Church deacons, in an interview for a book released Tuesday in Italy.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Only select members are taking part in small-group discussions on hot-button topics like LGBTQ inclusion and women deacons.
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.
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.