El Papa believes women should take on “more capillary and incisive” roles in the Roman Catholic Church. While addressing the Italian Women’s Centre, Pope Francis said he has been pleased to see women taking on more pastoral responsibilities alongside priests and families. He also praised them for their “gifts of delicacy” and “special sensitivity and tenderness” but before he completely gave into outdated gender stereotypes, he also said that women’s role in the workplace should be expanded as well. “This is important, for without these attitudes, without these contributions of the woman, the human vocation would not be realized,” he said. Sure, we’ll take it.
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