Pope Allows Women to Vote at Upcoming Bishops’ Meeting

Nicole Winfield of the Associated Press reports, “Pope Francis has decided to give women the right to vote at an upcoming meeting of bishops.” Five nuns as well as roughly 35 lay women will be allowed to vote at the church’s October meeting of the Synod of Bishops. The change reflects Pope Francis’ goal of making the church more reflective of the laity. Kate McElwee of the Women’s Ordination Conference said, “This is a significant crack in the stained glass ceiling.”

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