Vatican City, Mar 15, 2021 / 08:05 am
Pope Francis has called for more support for working mothers during and after the coronavirus pandemic, saying that women are needed in the renewal of society and the economy.
“Women urgently need help with childcare, and should not be discriminated against in terms of pay and advancement, or with the loss of their work as women,” the pope states in a book-length interview to be published March 16.
“Rather, their presence is increasingly precious at the center of the processes of social, political, occupational and institutional renewal.”
The pope pointed to the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role in the “rebirth of humanity,” and said that women should be given the space to help bring about a better future.