Dignity of Women

Pope Francis greets a woman religious at a Mass on the World Day of Consecrated Life, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, on Feb. 2, 2024, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

This is Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for the Month of April 2024

Apr 2, 2024

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of April is that the dignity and worth of women be recognized throughout the world. 

Pope Francis meets with Argentine pilgrims on Feb. 9, 2024, ahead of the historic canonization of the county’s first female saint on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Women are "builders of humanity," Pope Francis Says in Conference Address

Mar 8, 2024

On the day before International Women’s Day, Pope Francis addressed participants of an international conference on Thursday at the Vatican. 

“As a woman, I’m not focused at all on the fact that I’m not a priest,” Renée Köhler-Ryan, one of 54 women delegates to the Synod on Synodality, said at a press briefing Oct. 17, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

There’s "too much emphasis" on Women Priests: Theologian at Synod on Synodality

Oct 17, 2023

“As a woman, I’m not focused at all on the fact that I’m not a priest,” Renée Köhler-Ryan said at a press briefing Oct. 17.

Photograph of a girl at the border with Ukraine, part of the “Women’s Cry” photo exposition at the Vatican during the month of May 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/ACI Prensa

"Women’s Cry" Photo Exposition at Vatican Depicts Suffering of Women throughout the World

May 3, 2023

A photo exhibition titled “Women’s Cry” will be on display during the month of May in St. Peter’s Square. It seeks to give a voice to the suffering and injustices endured by women around the world.

Pope Francis takes questions from members of the press on the flight to Rome from Bahrain. | Alexey Gotovsky/EWTN

Pope Francis: "We have to keep fighting for women’s equality"

Nov 6, 2022

Pope Francis addressed the fight for women’s equality during a press conference aboard the papal plane to Rome on Sunday.