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​More women in the Vatican

The number of women who work in the Vatican has grown steadily in recent years. In 2004, just under 13% of employees serving the Pope in Vatican City were women, however by 2014 that number had grown to over 19%. The largest increase, according to data provided by the Holy See's Personnel Office, took place in the Governorate, where the number of women nearly doubled over the last 10 years, growing from 195 to 371. A similar increase was seen at APSA (Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See), which includes the employees of the Roman Curia and other entities such as L'Osservatore Romano. As of 2014, 391 women are working for APSA, making up more than 18% of all its personnel. Four years ago, in 2011, there were 288 female employees, which comprised 17% of the total. The increase in women's hiring has been more consistent than that of men.




St. Peter’s Square

June 17, 2019