An inclusive assembly
For the Synod on Synodality, Pope Francis broke the mold and included non-bishops, consecrated, and lay people from different sectors of society among the participants. Among them were 85 women, 54 of whom had the right to vote. In the first session, they were the dynamic element of the work in the Paul VI Hall.
Sister Gloria Liliana Franco
“So many women have no place in the parish or diocesan council. The path of women in the Church is full of scarring situations that have involved pain and redemption. But the Church, who is mother and teacher, is also sister and disciple, is feminine, and this does not exclude men because in everyone, men and women alike, dwells the strength of the feminine”.
Mother Ignazia Angelini
“In outlining the missionary church, when the Council affirms, “The contemplative life concerns the presence of the church in its fullest form” (Ad Gentes, 18), does it not sketch out unseen ministries, which ask to be recognized? Let us ask where this constitutive trait has gone today in the evangelical innovation linked to the style of Jesus. Since the first announcement of the resurrection is entrusted by him, for the apostles, to a woman”.