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  • Women’s role in Amazon church does not depend on diaconate, sisters say

    Women’s role in Amazon church does not depend on diaconate, sisters say

    • Oct 19, 2019

    Whether or not the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon helps open the door to ordaining women deacons, women will continue to play a fundamental role in ministry in the church in the region, religious sisters said.

  • At day two, Amazon synod agrees on questions, not on answers

    At day two, Amazon synod agrees on questions, not on answers

    • Oct 8, 2019

    Though it is only day two of this month’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, participants have nearly unanimously flagged a regional priest shortage and the need for a clear ministry for women as key issues up for discussion, yet while the questions seem to be clear, the answers are far from it.

  • Women play outsized role in missionary activity in Amazon

    Women play outsized role in missionary activity in Amazon

    • Sep 9, 2019

    The suggestion of a need to identify the “type of official ministry that can be conferred on women” included in the working document of the upcoming Synod for the Pan-Amazon region has been controversial, but Bishop Adriano Ciocca Vasino of the Territorial Prelature of São Félix in Brazil thinks the document is “timid” about the role of the women in the region, which he says “in many communities is already diaconal.”

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