Pope, in press conference, says John Paul’s teaching on women’s ordination is definitive

Pope, in press conference, says John Paul’s teaching on women’s ordination is definitive

[Nonetheless, His Holiness has no problems with women bishops such as the Swedish Lutheran primate, Antje Jackelen (Swedish for “Auntie Jackie”?)]

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Catholic World News – November 02, 2016

Pope Francis fielded questions from reporters during his return flight from Sweden to the Vatican on November 1.

When asked about women’s ordination, Pope Francis said, “On the ordination of women in the Catholic Church, the final word is clear, it was said by St. John Paul II and this remains.” When asked whether the ban on ordination of women is “forever,” the Holy Father replied that the statement by St. John Paul “leads in that direction.”

Pope Francis went on to explain that the Church is not discriminating against women by adhering to the male-only priesthood, but recognizing that women have a different role—and in many ways a superior role. He remarked that “women can do so many things better than men.” He reminded reporters that the Church has a Marian as well as a Petrine dimension, and that the role of the Virgin Mary is more important than that of St. Peter. “Much more,” he emphasized.

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2 comments on “Pope, in press conference, says John Paul’s teaching on women’s ordination is definitive

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    Photo caption: Last Tango in Sverige? Letzte Schuhplattler in München?

    Don’t bet the ranch on it, cowpokes.

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