The Council of Cardinals pondered a ‘more systematic’ way to involve lay people in appointments, a Vatican spokesman said

In an interview with The Irish Catholic the cardinal also expressed scepticism about the idea of women deacons

The Pope named Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to serve as president of the commission

Pope Francis commissioned a study into the role of women deacons

The Pope was speaking at a Mass for the Jubilee of Deacons in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Women are called to save souls in many different ways

Some writers warned of future internal strife in the Church, while others examined the historical precedents

The drive for radical ‘reform’ could actually prevent the laity from gaining a more prominent voice