Pope amends Canon Law so women can be installed as lectors and acolytes

Pope amends Canon Law so women can be installed as lectors and acolytes Pope Francis has ordered a change to the Code of Canon Law so that women may be formally instituted as lectors and acolytes. Photo: CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz.
Francis has opened up a new ministry while restating the Church’s teaching that only men can be ordained priests, writes Cindy Wooden Recognising “the gifts of each baptised person” – women and men – Pope Francis has ordered a change to Canon Law and liturgical norms so that women could be formally installed as lectors…
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