The Pope was responding to a question about how important the legal provisions of the new governing code of the Vatican Curia, Predikkate Evangelium, give to women and men. He said he was open to more opportunities for women and lay people in the Vatican Curia.
He pointed out that the current Deputy Governor of the Vatican Governorate, Raffaella Petrini, is a nun. Pope Francis also said that the Dicastery for Almayar, Families and Life, the Dicastery for Culture and Education, and the library will be appointed for religious and monastics.
He said that Sister Nathalie Beckwart is the Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops, Sister Alessandra Smerilli is the Second Dicastery for Human Development, and Sister Carmen Rose Northes is the Undersecretary of the Dicastery for Religious.
The Pope also said that women are working in many dicasteries. He also hinted that from now on he will be in charge of the Dicastery for Alma – Vatican News reported.
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