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Newly appointed Austrian bishop favors women as deacons, maybe priests

October 03, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop-designate Hermann Glettler, appointed last week to head the Innsbruck diocese, voiced his hope that the Church would soon allow the ordination of women as deacons, and said it is “not so utopian” to think of women priests as well. He strongly favors allowing divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

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  • Posted by: jjen009 - Oct. 03, 2017 8:16 PM ET USA

    Perhaps he misunderstands the word 'utopian,' confusing it with dystopian :-)

  • Posted by: MatJohn - Oct. 03, 2017 8:01 PM ET USA

    The Austrian Church- a carbon copy of the German Church.