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Synod ‘Setting the Stages for Future Changes’ on Role of Women, First Woman Presides Over Assembly

Sister María de los Dolores Palencia Gómez, Superior General of the Congregation of St. Joseph of Lyon, speaks to journalists during a press briefing for the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican on Oct. 14, 2023.

One of the questions under consideration during this stage of the synod is the possibility of admitting women to the diaconate.