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Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the relator general of the 16th Annual General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Cardinal Hollerich urges caution, dialogue on women’s ordination

May 20, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The cardinal said the prohibition against ordaining women was “not an infallible doctrinal decision” and could be changed over time... Read more

Cardinal Robert Francis Prevost has served as prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops since April 12, 2023.

Cardinal at Synod on Synodality: ‘Clericalizing women’ will not solve problems

Oct 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Robert Francis Prevost noted that the Catholic Church is not a mirror image of society and “needs to be... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his Angelus address on Oct. 15, 2023.

Pope Francis on women deacons: ‘Holy orders is reserved for men’

Oct 25, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis reaffirmed the impossibility of women becoming priests, or even modern Church deacons, in an interview for a book... Read more