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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

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.”

About Salvatore Cernuzio

Crotone, Italia Laurea triennale in Scienze della comunicazione, informazione e marketing (2008) e Laurea specialistica in Editoria e Giornalismo (2010) presso l'Università LUMSA di Roma. Radio Vaticana. Roma Sette. "Ecclesia in Urbe". Ufficio Comunicazioni sociali del Vicariato di Roma. Secondo classificato nella categoria Giovani della II edizione del Premio Giuseppe De Carli per l'informazione religiosa

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