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Members of Pope’s commission on women deacons speak • spotlight.africa
Some of the findings of a study on the history of women deacons, as commissioned last year by Pope Francis, were presented at a panel discussion at Fordham University in New York on 15 January 2019. Annemarie Paulin-Campbell shares what she heard, and her own sense of what this might be saying of the possibility for ordaining Catholic women to the diaconate in the future. In 2016 Pope Francis agreed to establish a commission to look into the question of …