Christmas and Female Cardinals

December 19th, 2013

Pope leads encounter with young people outside basilica in Assisi

Written by: Patrick Sullivan

In one of his most recent interviews, this time with the Vatican Insider, Pope Francis was asked a series of questions to do with Christmas and, of course, female cardinals.

If you are having trouble making the connection between the two, no matter, the point is that currently people want to hear about both.  And so the interviewer, Andrea Tornielli, asked, “May I ask you if the Church will have women cardinals in the future?”

The Pope responded, “I don’t know where this idea sprang from. Women in the Church must be valued not “clericalised”. Whoever thinks of women as cardinals suffers a bit from clericalism.”

Well, you can’t get much clearer than that. Pope Francis believes that women are valuable, and no amount of priestly vestments could add to their dignity. Good to know. Now back to preparing for Christmas.

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Advent, Pope Francis, by Catholic Chapter House.

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