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A newly named top adviser to Pope Francis and leading organiser of the Vatican’s Synod process says it might one day be possible to revisit Pope John Paul II’s prohibition on the ordination of women to the priesthood. Source: NCR Online.
Marking International Women’s Day yesterday, Pope Francis called for a round of applause for women, saying “they deserve it”, while praising their “ability to construct a more humane society”. Source: Vatican News.
The findings of an international research project on the views of Catholic women led by two Australian academics will be presented at the Vatican this week to coincide with International Women’s Day. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
The highest-ranking woman in the general secretariat of the Synod of Bishops has said that the ordination of women as Catholic priests is “not an open question” at this time. Source: CNA.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s statement on domestic and family violence will be a focus for an online event next week to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.