Action Alert!
Catholic World News

Vatican official: Pope is ‘trying to disconnect the leadership role from ordination’

December 24, 2021

» Continue to this story on Wall Street Journal

CWN Editor's Note: The Wall Street Journal has interviewed Sister Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ. In February, Pope Francis named her an Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops.

“What Pope Francis is doing here at the Vatican . . . is trying to disconnect the leadership role from ordination,” she said, as she commented on the appointment of religious sisters and laity to leadership roles. “The Vatican is like a big cargo ship, it’s not just a small sailing boat. It doesn’t move quickly, you have to be patient.”

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.