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Pope says women should be promoted and listened to

May 19, 2015

Pope Francis at St Peter'sVATICAN CITY — Women can be appointed heads of some offices of the Roman Curia, Pope Francis said, but that will not be enough to “recover the role” women should have in the Catholic Church.

“Women should be promoted,” he said May 16 during an audience with an international group of men and women religious working in the Diocese of Rome. But assigning a certain number of women to leadership positions is “simply functionalism,” he said.

What is important is to ensure that women have a voice and are listened to, he said, because the Church needs their specific contributions.

“When we men are dealing with a problem, we arrive at a conclusion, but if we deal with the same problem along with women, the conclusion could be different. It could lead along the same path, but would be richer, stronger, more intuitive,” he said. “Women in the Church must have this role,” because the church needs “the feminine genius.”

Read more at http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/05/18/pope-says-women-should-be-promoted-and-listened-to/

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