Pope Francis has formally allowed women to serve

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"VATICAN CITY, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in another step towards greater equality for women in the Roman Catholic Church, on Monday changed its law to allow them to serve as readers at liturgies, altar servers and distributors of communion.

In a decree, the pope formalized what already has been happening in many countries for years. But with the change in the Code of Canon Law, conservative bishops will not be able to block women in their diocese from those roles."

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Monday changed its law to allow them to serve as readers at liturgies, altar servers and distributors of communion.

In a decree, the pope formalized what already has been happening in many countries for years.
I didn't know that women couldn't legalistically already do that. At least I know I have seen women readers.
 

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Girls and/or women were altar servers in Saskatchewan back in the 1960s. But when I moved to Ontario it was like stepping back 100 years.
 
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