Catholics want the role and vocation of women to be tackled urgently, according to a new report that has come out of the synodal listening process.
The landmark synod report says that Catholics repeatedly express the desire for a more welcoming, inclusive Church that eradicates the misuse of power.
The findings are contained in a 45-page document released by the Holy See’s synod office that summarises the results of the unprecedented listening and dialogue process as part of the global synod.
“Women remain the majority of those who attend liturgy and participate in activities, men a minority; yet most decision-making and governance roles are held by men,” the report states.
“From all continents comes an appeal for Catholic women to be valued first and foremost as baptised and equal members of the People of God.
[CNS photo/Claudio Peri, pool via Reuters: Women out of the picture: cardinals and bishops attend the closing Mass of a recent Synod of Bishops.]