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Vatican considers making women deacons

Vatican considers making women deacons

Pope Francis promised to explore making women deacons after a meeting with nuns in May. (Source: FOX 8 graphic) Pope Francis promised to explore making women deacons after a meeting with nuns in May. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Pope Francis tasks a Vatican panel with studying whether women should take on new leadership roles in the church.

The panel put together Aug. 2 will explore the possibility of allowing women to become roman catholic deacons. It was first promised by the pope after a meeting with a group of nuns in May.

This is the third church study to consider this issue since 1992. Two previous studies, which lasted years, did not lead to change.

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