GIST: Pope Francis Denies Rumours To Ordain Female Priests

Vatican spokesman has said that Pope Francis did not intend introducing diaconal ordination for women and ordination of female priests.


The superiors of women’s orders on May 12 had bailed on the Pope to accept a proposal that he establish a commission to study the role of New Testament deaconesses and the possibility of women serving as deacons today.

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“it is wrong to reduce all the important things the Pope said to the religious women to just this question, it’s  a question that has been discussed much, including in the past, and that comes from the fact that in the early church there were women who were called deaconesses, who carried out certain services within the community,” Fr Federico Lombardi, Vatican Spokesman said.

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