· Vatican City ·

In this issue, the men do the talking.  To coincide with March 8, the date on which by long tradition we celebrate Women’s Day, it is their turn to talk about the role and importance that “the second sex” has had on their lives, in the building of their faith, on their religious journey. It is also their turn because in March we celebrate St Joseph, a man and a saint, who knew how to stand, with dedication, faith and self-denial beside the “mother of God” to the end.  In the following pages, men who live in the Church and for the Church give an assessment of the past and the role of women in her; and, the present and future of their presence too.  Today, women occupy different positions and functions than they did in the past, and have, certainly, important ambitions and aspirations for the future.