A Cardinal Says He's Open to Women's Ordination; a Priest Who Did So Remains Suspended

By Robert Mickens
La Croix
September 18, 2020

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ (Photo: ANDREW MEDICHINI/AP) and Irish Redemptorist Tony Flannery (Photo: Twitter)One of the world's most influential cardinals recently admitted that he is "open" to the idea of ordaining women to the Catholic priesthood."I am not saying that women have to become priests; I just don't know. But I'm open to it," said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ in an interview published September 13 on the website of KNA, the German Catholic news agency.Hollerich is a high-profile cardinal with international stature due to his position as president of the Commission of the Episcopal Conferences of the European Union (COMECE). He's also archbishop of his native Luxembourg.So his views matter.But just a few days after he commented on women...








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