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04 November 2023

From silence to the word

The first session of the Synod on Synodality -at which 54 women had voting rights-, has just concluded in Rome. A second Synod is going to take place in October 2024; exactly sixty years since 23 women entered Vatican Council II. In 1964, there were 10 female religious and 13 laywomen. However, on ... PDF
30 September 2023

To the Synod

Since the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has incessantly sort to stimulate the Church to continuous regeneration. The rallying cry of his inspiring programme has been, “An outgoing church” from the outset.  However, one does not go out to go out, to escape, to disperse; instead, one ... PDF
“You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one...but here we are.”  This was Pope Francis’ first greeting as pontiff. This was the beginning of a pastoral revolution. Francis wanted to ... PDF
01 July 2023


We live in an entropic world. The amount of disorder is increasing, and fragmentation too. The loss of variety affects every sphere, from the ecological to the public response. Everything is unravelling, for we are no longer part of a liquid society. The process of digitalization is reorganizing ... PDF
03 June 2023

Approaching the Synod

Today, with the Synod’s first session just around the corner, we take a journey through Italy in this issue. This we do through convents, abbeys, churches, schools, and photographic archives, while looking for stories of yesterday that speak to us today. We meet women believers who question this ... PDF
This issue of Women Church World features the stories and the experiences of women who are active within prisons with their social commitment and voluntary work, or moved to be so with faith. The choice of this topic coincides with the national conference Being Women In Prison organized by the Union ... PDF