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Pope Calls for Commission to Study Possibility of Women Deacons

Says further clarification on the practice of the early Church will be a gift to the Church today

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Today during an audience with some 900 women religious belonging to the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), Pope Francis said it would be good to establish a commission to study if it is possible to have female deacons.
Responding off-the-cuff to the sisters’ questions, Francis said it would be “useful to have a commission that clarifies well” the practice of the early Church in this regard. “It’s a page that is somewhat obscure,” noted the Pope, saying that to “constitute an official commission could be a way to answer these questions.”
Moreover, Francis underscored, “to clarify this point would do good to the Church.”
“I will do this. I accept,” he said to the Sisters. “It seems to me useful to have a commission that clarifies this role.”

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Salvatore Cernuzio

Crotone, Italy Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences, Information and Marketing (2008) and Master's degree in Publishing and Journalism (2010) from LUMSA University of Rome. Vatican Radio. Rome Seven. "Ecclesia in Urbe. Social Communications Office of the Vicariate of Rome. Second place in the Youth category of the second edition of the Giuseppe De Carli Prize for religious information.

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