- Jan 18, 2020
Pope Francis has tapped an Italian lawyer to be the first woman to hold a management position in the Vatican’s most important office, the Secretariat of State.
Pope Francis opened 2020 with a strong call to acknowledge the dignity of women, end violence against them and stop the exploitation of women’s bodies.
Pope Francis named a Brazilian journalist, Christiane Murray, as his deputy spokeswoman Thursday, in the latest important appointment boosting the presence and prestige of women at the Vatican.
Pope Francis named six superiors of women’s religious orders, a consecrated laywoman and the superior of the De La Salle Christian Brothers to be full members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Spanish Sister María Luisa Berzosa, the president of Faith and Joy, an international federation dedicated to education and the promotion of social welfare, is one of four women appointed to the permanent commission of the Secretariat of the Synod.
For the first time ever, the Vatican will have its own women’s soccer team, giving a potential assist to the empowerment of women in the Church.