Vatican City, Dec 7, 2016 / 14:06 pm
A new association for women working in the Vatican announced Wednesday provides a personal and professional network for women to offer support to each other and to the community.
Called simply "Donne in Vaticano," or "Women in the Vatican," a Dec. 7 communique said the association "intends to create a network of friendship, exchange and solidarity among all for personal and professional growth."
President of the association and Vatican journalist Tracey McClure said members of the association believe women "are a valuable resource" and should be "valued in the workplace and in all areas of life and activity within the Vatican."
"Putting (Women in the Vatican) together over the past 4 years or so has introduced me to some highly intelligent, competent and creative women."