The Pope Video • Women in Leadership Roles in the Church

by | Oct 10, 2020 | Church, Formation, Reflections | 1 comment

The Pope asks us to pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church, without falling into forms of clericalism that diminish the lay charism.

Pope Francis – October 2020

No one has been baptized a priest or a bishop. We have all been baptized as lay people.
Lay people are protagonists of the Church.
Today, it is especially necessary to create broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church.
And we must emphasize the feminine lay presence because women tend to be left aside.
We must promote the integration of women, especially where important decisions are made.
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church, without falling into forms of clericalism that diminish the lay charism.

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  1. Dee Mansi

    Is this good news? Yes – partially! When will we hear Pope Francis say that females can take their place fully as members of our Church as promised when baptised. Does he have a plan? Is he carefully bringing everyone along with him, leading ALL to be a full participating Church. I live in hope.

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