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Pope officially expands women's roles in Catholic Church - within the "feminine imprint"


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By explicitly allowing women to serve as Lecters and Acolyte during liturgical celebrations, the Pope has essentially eliminated an individual bishop's power to block the participation of women at the altar. Francis stressed, however, that these ministries were "essentially distinct" from the holy orders of deacon and priest.

 

With his Monday apostolic document, called a "Motu Proprio," Francis changed a 1972 canon law written by Pope Paul VI that decreed the ministries of Lectern and Acolyte could only be held by men, because they were considered preparatory to admission to the priesthood.   

 

 

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