Pope Says Study on Women Deacons Was Inconclusive: ‘There Was No Certainty’ About Ordination

The Deacon's Bench | 5/7/2019 | Staff
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From his flight home today:

The commission Pope Francis appointed to study the history and identity of women deacons did not reach a unanimous conclusion about whether deaconesses in the early church were “ordained” or formally “blessed,” the pope said.

Certainty - Ordination - Form - Aim - Ordination

“What is fundamental is that there was no certainty that there was an ordination with the same form and same aim as the ordination of men,” the pope told reporters flying with him from North Macedonia to Rome May 7.

Pope Francis spent just under half an hour on the short flight answering questions, including about the study of women deacons he commissioned.

Men - Women - Scholars - Commission - Work

After the six men and six women scholars on the commission finished their work, he said, there was “some agreement,”...
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