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Pope changes law so women are allowed to perform tasks in mass

Sarah Best

20th January 2021

In a significant change to Catholic church law, Pope Francis has said that lay women can now perform certain tasks during mass.

The move has been welcomed by many, although the pope has also said that the change does not mean that women can become priests.

This article could be used for the Beliefs in Society unit as well as within an examination of the role of women in religious organisations (gender).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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