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NCR and Phyllis Zagano suggest that just might happen:
Will he or won’t he?
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That’s the question being asked in some circles as the date approaches for the pope’s appearance at this year’s May 6-10 meeting of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), the leaders of the world’s congregations of Catholic women religious.
Every three years the group meets in Rome, and during the last gathering, in answer to a question from the group, Pope Francis agreed that it would be good to appoint a commission to study the history of women deacons.
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The commission was formed within three months, in August 2016, and last summer, having completed its work, the commission sent a paper to the pope. So the big question this year is: What’s Francis going to say about women deacons?
…Speaking of the upcoming meeting, [Dr. Zagano] said, “I don’t know what will happen. But, boy, if I were the pope, I wouldn’t want to walk into a room with a thousand nuns and not answer the question.” There are “tea leaves” that give some indication. First, if silence gives consent, the pope may be headed in...
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