Pope names three laywomen to Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

CatholicHerald.co.uk | 4/28/2018 | Carol Glatz
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The decision to appoint the women to full membership of the CDF has been described as 'historic'

Pope Francis appointed three women as consultors to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It marks the first time women and laypersons were named as active contributors – not support staff.

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The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, called the decision to appoint the women “historic.” The Vatican announced the appointments April 21.

The new female consultors are:

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– Linda Ghisoni, born in Italy in 1965, is one of two women Pope Francis named to be undersecretaries of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life in 2017. Leading the dicastery’s section on the laity, Ghisoni is a seasoned canon lawyer and jurist, having served as both a lawyer and a judge on the Diocese of Rome’s tribunal, the Roman Rota and the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.

After completing her studies in philosophy and theology in Tubingen, Germany, she obtained her doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. She did further specialized studies and earned diplomas from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments in 1994 and, in 2002, from the Roman Rota, a Vatican court that deals mainly with marriage cases. She also has authored several scientific publications...
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