Rome Newsroom, Feb 15, 2021 / 10:17 am
A Vatican diplomat said Monday that the advancement of more women in leadership positions in public life will contribute to peace and security.
Fr. Janusz Urbańczyk told the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe that "building a better future requires the complementary collaboration of men and women."
"The increased economic and political empowerment of women and the promotion of their participation in public life will surely contribute to increased peace and security within both society at large and, in many cases, within the fundamental cell of society, which is the family unit," Urbańczyk said Feb. 15.
Fr. Urbańczyk serves as the Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations and specialized institutions in Vienna. He addressed the first preparatory meeting of the 29th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum via Zoom.