Pope institutes commission to study women and the diaconate
[Six men and six women under the commission president; no breakdown yet of their positions except that the National un-Catholic Reporter member is a avid advocate for female deacons]
Catholic World News – August 02, 2016
Following up on comments made in May, Pope Francis has instituted a 12-member commission to study women and the diaconate.
Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, SJ, the secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will serve as the commission’s president.
Among the members of the commission are Father Robert Dodaro, president of the Patristic Institute Augustinianum; Sister Mary Melone, rector of the Pontifical University Antonianum; and Phyllis Zagano, a National un-Catholic Reporter columnist and author of several books on women and the diaconate.