· Vatican City ·

This year, Women Church World marks its tenth anniversary. In 2012, for the first time in its history, L’Osservatore Romano hosted and promoted a monthly supplement dedicated to women, whose task was to recount, narrate and express opinions on the condition of women in the Church. This choice was based on three assumptions.

First, there is discrimination against women in Church institutions too.

Second, the Church was particularly late in recognising the status of women; in fact, there was an even stronger and more widespread patriarchy here than in other sectors of society.