- Jan 24, 2020
A former Vatican ambassador to the United Kingdom says the fact women can’t be ordained to the priesthood is “intolerable.”
At a press conference on the summit of bishops focusing on the Pan-Amazonian people and region set for October 2019, Vatican officials did not close the door to the possibility of opening up official ministries to women and married men.
Three female ambassadors from different parts of the world and of different religious beliefs all agree that the Vatican is a pretty cozy place for women diplomats, but they also concur that when it comes to the role of women in the decision making process inside the Church, there’s still a long way to go.
The storytelling event took place at the heart of the Vatican on the UN-sponsored International Women’s Day. Father Arturo Sosa, Superior of the Jesuits and key-note speaker, said: “If we are honest, we acknowledge that fullness of women’s participation in the Church has not yet arrived.”