Pope Francis highlighted the “management and thinking capacity” of women, hailing their contribution in the Vatican, where he has appointed several to higher-ranking positions.
“Women have a management and thinking capacity totally different from ours and also, I would say, superior to ours, in another way”, expressed the Catholic leader.
“We also see it in the Vatican: where we put women, immediately things change, move on”, he added, in an interview with Donate Chiesa Mondothe monthly women’s supplement of L’Osservatore Romano.
“We see him in everyday life, many times I saw him passing by on the bus, queuing to visit his sons in prison and the women there: the woman who never leaves her son, never!Francis reflected.
The Supreme Pontiff added that “the woman has the capacity to have three languages together: the one of the mind, the one of the heart and the one of the hands. And he thinks what he feels, feels what he thinks and does, does what he feels and thinks. I’m not saying that all women do it, but they have that ability, they do. that’s great”.
As he assured in the conversation, he always reads the magazine, which was founded 10 years ago. And he assured that the publication is not about a “clerical feminism of the Pope”, but that it is “open the door to a reality, to a reflection that goes beyond”.
Since he was elected to the throne of Peter in 2013, Francis has increased the presence of women in various departments of the Roman Curia in relevant positions.
Pope Francis for the first time in July appointed three women, including a Latin American, as members of the Dicastery for Bishops, the department of the Roman Curia that is in charge of selecting bishops from around the world.
Among other similar appointments, that of the director of the Vatican Museums, Barbara Jatta, who became the first woman to hold that position in December 2016, replacing the renowned Antonio Paolucci, stands out.
Also in 2021, he appointed the religious Raffaella Petrini as number two of the Governorate of Vatican City.
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