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Italian theologian reports Pope favors female diaconate

February 12, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Sister Linda Pocher reports that Pope Francis is “very much in favor of the diaconate for women,” and is now trying to determine the practical roles that female deacons could fill in the Church.

Sister Pocher, an Italian theologian, organized a discussion of the female diaconate for last week’s meeting of the Council of Cardinals. At her request, Anglican Bishop Jo Bailey Wells addressed the cardinals on the topic.

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