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The World

October 06, 1987

A senior American bishop told a worldwide bishops' synod at the Vatican that the Roman Catholic Church should give women more authority, including high-ranking positions in the Vatican and its diplomatic corps. "The credibility of the church . . . depends on its forthright response to the concerns of women in church and society," Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee said. Pope John Paul II called the synod to examine the role of lay people.

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