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Why the Synod on Synodality Is Unlikely to Open the Door to Ordained Female Diaconate

Daniel Ibáñez
An ecumenical prayer vigil takes place Sept. 30, just days before the opening of the Synod on Synodality.

ANALYSIS: While the synod’s working document gave some women’s ordination advocates hope that the Church would open up to the female diaconate, no ordained ministry has yet been considered by the Vatican.