International panel: “Women's Diaconate. An open issue”

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 18:00

Universidade Catolica Portuguesa

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International panel: “Women's Diaconate. An open issue”
with Phyllis Zagano and Bernard Pottier sj, members of the Papal Study Commission on the Women's Diaconate established in August 2016 by Pope Francis to review the theology and history of the office of deacon the first years of Christianity .

The Commission worked over a two-year period and submitted its report to the pope in late 2018. In their recent talk at Fordham University (NY) both scholars agree that there is incontrovertible evidence that women served as deacons until the 12th century in the Western church and somewhat longer in the Eastern church. There is general consensus among the commission about both the historical evidence and on the role, women deacons could play going forward. Regarding the that symposium, see also:The Future of Women Deacons
This panel integrates a pre-colloquium of a larger project “Women and Religions”, whose propose is to help the scientific community, the different religious communities and the women in general to gain a more informed awareness of problems and opportunities; of what is to be done, what is possible and what cannot be done for effective promotion of the feminine condition within the different religions.

Moderation: António Marujo and Luísa Almendra
(language: Portuguese)

10.04.2019 | 18h00
Auditório Padre José Bacelar e Oliveira
| Antigo A1 (entrada livre)