The Catholic Church needs women – the Pope could easily go one step further

On Pentecost Sunday this year, the latest efforts at curia reform came into effect with the Praedicate Evangelium. In the structural realignment of the governing and administrative bodies of the Catholic Church, Professor Klaus Schweinsberg sees the second step of a governance strategy of Pope Francis confirmed. Top offices are now also open to lay people and thus to women. The guest commentary puts up for discussion further courageous steps that can point to the future with a view to canonical traditions.

To the article in the NZZ