Vatican to decide whether women can become deacons

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Pope Francis greeting a nun during his weekly general audience, in the Paul VI Hall, Vatican City, 03 August 2016.

Vatican to decide whether women can become deacons


Should women be allowed to become deacons (one rank below a priest) in the Catholic Church? This is a question that is currently be studied by the Vatican.

As reported by NBC News, Pope Francis has established a commission to examine the possibility. It represents a potentially historic shift towards a more active role for women in the church.

The change was signalled by Francis during a meeting with the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) on May 12 when a nun reminded him that...


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