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1 month ago | Lifestyle | 0 comments

By Bong Garabot

In another step towards greater equality for women in the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis on Monday, January 11, changed its law to formally allow them to serve as readers at liturgies, altar servers and distributors of communion.

The pope, in a decree formalized what already has been happening in many developed countries for years. But by introducing the change in the Code of Canon Law, it will be impossible for conservative bishops to block women in their diocese from having those roles.

The Vatican stressed that these roles were “essentially distinct from the ordained ministry,” meaning that they should not be seen as an automatic precursor to women one day being allowed to be ordained priests.

The Vatican said in an explanatory note,
“The pontiff, therefore, has established that women can accede to these ministries and they are attributed by a liturgical function that institutionalizes them.”
In the decree, called “Spiritus Domini” (The Spirit of the Lord), Francis said he had taken his decision after theological reflection.

The Pope also said many bishops from around the world had said that the change was necessary to respond to the “needs of the times.”

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