May 23, 2018

Pope Francis to consider ordaining women as deacons

Pope Francis to consider ordaining women as deacons

Pope Francis says he’s willing to create a commission to study whether women can serve as deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling the possibility of letting women serve in ordained ministry.

Deacons are ordained ministers but are not priests. Currently, the church allows married men to be deacons but not priests. The pope in no way signaled during a meeting Thursday with superiors of women’s religious orders that he would allow women priests. Read more 

 

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