Vatican City, Nov 16, 2019 / 07:00 am
Pope Francis said Saturday that more women are needed in positions of leadership in the Vatican.
"We must move forward to include women in advisory positions, also in government, without fear," Pope Francis said Nov. 16 in a meeting with the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
"Yes, of course, also as heads of dicasteries," the pope said, adding that he had considered two women for the appointment last week of the new prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy for which Francis ultimately selected Spanish Jesuit Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves.
Pope Francis said that it is important to always remember: "The place of women in the Church is not just as functionaries."