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07 January 2023

The new leaders

Nuns have always been on the front line. However, what is new today is that they are stepping forward as leaders to bring about change in this world in crisis. In addition, they are pledging to take on a central role as spokespersons for the most marginalised communities, and reclaiming their vast ... PDF
03 December 2022


In the month in which the important festive days of the Immaculate Conception and Christmas fall, in Women Church World we talk about Mary, the mother of Jesus. We do so by hosting analyses, reflections, comments and proposals by women who for faith, study, historical-cultural interest, devotion - ... PDF
05 November 2022

The rebels of poverty

Poverty? This is a complex word, says Catholic religious sister, economist, and secretary of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, Alessandra Smerilli. In her article that opens this month’s issue, she adds, it is doubly complex if you consider it in the light of a women’s perspective. Who ... PDF
01 October 2022

Female Prophets

In the essay that opens this issue of Women Church World, theologian Cettina Militello writes, “Women’s prophecy is steeped in the present, in a critical look at the present, and for this very reason is open to the future”. This is what characterises the women we report on here. They are not ... PDF
03 September 2022


There is a de facto alliance between women and the Church to defend the planet. There is a profound agreement in the fight against climate change that threatens the human family.  There is a bridge between the commitment to the environment, which with Francis’ pontificate has become both ... PDF
Women of the entire universe, whether Christian or non-believing, you to whom life is entrusted at this grave moment in history, it is for you to save the peace of the world! This was Paul VI’s Message to Women at the close of the Second Vatican Council. The year is 1965, the date, 8 December, the ... PDF