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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