Women are reportedly not allowed to become priests in the Catholic church.
According to reports, the leader of the Catholic church Pope Francis, has said that women will never become priests in the church.
The pope reportedly said this while speaking to a Swedish journalist who had attended a press conference he granted aboard the papal plane.
Pope Francis said the verdict was last mentioned by the late Pope John Paul II in 1994, when he wrote the apostolic letter stating that it was impossible to ordain women, because Jesus chose only men as apostles and that it wasn't going to change (at least not in his reign). He was quoted as saying:
“Saint Pope John Paul II had the last clear word on this and it stands, this stands.”
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The reporter asked him: “But for ever, for ever? Never, never?”, to which he responded:
“If we read carefully the declaration by St John Paul II, it is going in that direction.”
Pope Francis also admitted that women did “many other things better than men”, emphasising what has been called the “feminine dimension of the church”. He also said:
“People ask me: ‘Who is more important in the theology or in the spirituality of the church, the apostles or Mary, on the day of Pentecost?’ It is Mary.”
In 2015, a woman identified as 41-year-old Kristina Rake, became the first female priest in the history of the Catholic church, but this was short-lived as her ordination was scrapped in September 2016.
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