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Vatican Connections: What is the future for female leadership in the Church?

Noel Ocol

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

We are back for another week of the latest behind-the-scenes stories directly from the Vatican. And since our last show, a lot of interesting news from Rome has made international headlines.
Here are just a few of the stories that we’ll look at in tonight’s show.
  • If you started the new year with the resolution to be healthier, you aren’t the only one. The Vatican also kicked off the year in a healthy way with the creation of its first-ever sports association.  
  • There is a ground-swell movement at the Vatican calling for more female leadership at higher levels of management within the Church.  We had a chance to talk to a consultant to the Curia, who said that empowering women in the Church isn’t about doing women a favour. It’s about doing a favour for the Church.
  • The pope’s first monthly prayer intention video for the year is out.
  • And this week in the history of the Vatican, we look at a pope who was consecrated this week in the year 973 but strangled to death shortly thereafter on orders of the anti-pope. Now who said that Church history was boring?
We have all that and more coming up on this edition of Vatican Connections.
You can always catch past episodes of Vatican Connections here.

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