Affirming the Ministry of Women in the Lutheran Church of Australia

Pope John Paul II states the need for ‘fuller and meaningful participation of women’

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 21, 2010JAN. 21, 2010
English: World English Bible - WEB

25 There are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they would all be written, I suppose that even the world itself wouldn’t have room for the books that would be written.

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( Flaminia Giovanelli, an official of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, will be the first laywoman to serve as the department’s undersecretary.

The pontifical council announced today in a communiqué that Giovanelli, 61, will fill the post left vacant since 2006 when Bishop Frank Dewane was named to the Diocese of Venice, Florida.

“The appointment of Giovanelli,” the note said, “confirms the great trust the Church and Benedict XVI place in women. In his time, Pope John Paul II also underlined the need for a ‘fuller and meaningful participation of women in the development of society.’”

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