But No, the next pope won’t be a nun the Washington Post assures the Catholic faithful,,
Yet, it says, there could well be major changes in the role of women in the church, even without any changes in current church law.
“It’s not widely known, but nothing precludes women from serving as cardinal-electors, even though they can’t be ordained as priests,” it says.
“So the next pontiff could easily appoint female cardinals — and send the message that women really do have an important leadership role in the church.”
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