- Sep 25, 2020
Although most have never heard of her, Isabel Sanchez, a 50-year old Spaniard, is arguably one of the most powerful women in the Church.
Italian journalist Lucetta Scaraffia, the former editor of a monthly women’s insert for the Vatican newspaper, has published a new novel highlighting women’s role in the Catholic Church and which features a woman cardinal as one of the main protagonists.
Women in Ethiopia often suffer from “traditional gender roles” where they are expected to defer to men in society.
Women in Ghana and other West African nations have suffered disproportionately during the global COVID-19 pandemic in large part because they have been excluded from positions of power and decision-making, a Catholic sociologist said.
The recent appointment of six women to the Vatican’s chief financial body has been praised as a significant stride in Pope Francis’s consistent insistence that more women are needed in leadership roles.