Vatican City, Apr 28, 2022 / 08:10 am
Pope Francis’ cardinal advisers heard a testimony from a Franciscan sister from the Brazilian Amazon this week as the council continues to discuss the role of women in the Church.
The Holy See press office said on April 28 that the pope met with his council of advisers for a three-day meeting in Rome, which included a report from Sister Laura Vicuña, an indigenous woman and religious sister, who offered “a pastoral perspective” on the topic of women in the Church.
Vicuña previously participated in the Amazon synod in 2019 and is a member of the recently created Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA). The sister has been advocating for indigenous rights for years.
After her report was delivered, “a debate ensued between the council and the presenter,” according to the Vatican.