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Questions raised on ordination of women

ROME (SE): A recent article in the Italian Jesuit journal, Civilta Cattolica, raises questions about the teaching of Pope John Paul II that women can never be ordained to the priesthood.

The publication of the article is significant, because the contents of the journal are approved by the Vatican before going to print.

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Talking faith in art

SHIJIAZHUANG (SE): “To communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art,” Pope John Paul II wrote in a letter to artists in 1999.

It has also been used over the centuries as a form of catechesis and in China, the famed Jesuit missionary of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Father Matteo Ricci, used both painting and cartography to convey his message.

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