VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named six superiors of women’s religious orders, a consecrated laywoman and the superior of the De La Salle Christian Brothers to be full members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

Previously, the members had all been men: cardinals, a few bishops and several priests who were superiors of large religious orders of men. The Vatican confirmed that this is the first time that women have been appointed to the congregation, according to Christopher Lamb of The Tablet.

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Notes from Listening Session No. 7

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Notes from Listening Session No. 6

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Men’s Breakfast featuring MRT as Guest Speakers

Join the discussion about the Movement to Restore Trust on September 7, 2019 in the Chapel at Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 263 Claremont Ave, Tonawanda, NY. Mass, breakfast Bible study and speakers.

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