Monday, October 15, 2012

A record-breaking number women appointed to synod on evangelization

Women comprise one-third of members

Sister Sara Butler  is among the appointed
(CNS/courtesy USCCB)
Out of the 94 experts and observers appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the world Synod of Bishops, 29 are women.

The women appointed to serve as experts will be a part of a vast resource for the over 200 synod members as “New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith” is discussed.

The women appointed to be observers will not be the silent type; they will have the opportunity to attend all sessions and to address the entire assembly. The female appointees include university professors, sisters (some are leaders of their orders), and foundation presidents. These women will be sharing their knowledge and experience in the sessions occurring Oct. 7-28.

Catholic News Service writes a full story here. 

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