Vatican City, Mar 26, 2019 / 17:36 pm
The founder and entire editorial board of a women's magazine published by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano have quit over claims of control and disagreements about the hiring of women with different editorial views.
Founder and editor of "Women Church World," Lucetta Scaraffia, told the Associated Press March 26 that L'Osservatore Romano hiring women contributors "with an editorial line opposed to ours" was an effort to "delegitimize us."
She also claimed that the editor of the Vatican newspaper, Andrea Monda, said he was going to take over as editor of the women's insert, which she saw as an attempt "to put us under (his) control."
Monda responded to the accusations March 26, stating that since his appointment in December, he has given Scaraffia, and the all-female editorial committee, "the same total autonomy and the same total freedom that have characterized the monthly insert since its inception."