Pope names women to bishops advisory committee for first time

Pope Francis has named three women, two nuns and a laywoman, to a previously all-male committee that advises him in selecting the world's bishop's, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

Published : 13 July 2022, 11:09 AM
Updated : 13 July 2022, 11:09 AM

He had disclosed the decision in an exclusive interview withReuters earlier this month, explaining he wanted to give women more top-levelpositions in the Holy See.

The three women are sister Raffaella Petrini, currently thedeputy governor of the Vatican City, French nun Yvonne Reungoat and laywomanMaria Lia Zervino, head of the association of women's catholic organisationsUMOFC.

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