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New Vatican magazine says Church late to recognize women's role

May 04, 2016

In the inaugural issue of a new magazine published by the Vatican and devoted to women, the editor writes that the Catholic Church was slow to recognition a "hidden revolution" in society's attitudes toward a woman's role.

Women-Church-World, launched under the auspices of the Vatican Secretariat of State, will be a monthly supplement to the official Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. In the first issue-- presented at a press conference chaired by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State-- editor Lucetta Scaraffia writes that the hierarchy "almost ignored" the influence of women in theology, even in the years after Vatican II when feminism came to the forefront of intellectual life.

 
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