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José Casanova on Gender and the Role of Women in the Catholic Church

Aleteia - published on 03/08/13 - updated on 06/07/17

The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) marked an historic turn in the Catholic Church's relationship with the secular world. The Church unequivocally embraced the idea of universal human rights, including the right to religious freedom, and embraced dialogue with wider currents in society. Fifty years later, as the Church continues to engage in this dialogue, it faces mounting questions on gender

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