Pope's quotes: A theology of women

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A quote from Pope Francis:

“No, that cannot be done. After discussion and long reflection, St. John Paul II said so clearly. Not because women don’t have the capacity. In the church women are more important than men, because the church is a woman. … The church is the bride of Jesus Christ. And the Madonna is more important than popes, bishops and priests. I must admit we are a bit late in developing a theology of women. We have to move ahead with that theology. Yes, that’s true.”

-- Response to question, “Will we one day see women priests in the Catholic Church?” aboard papal plane returning to Rome from U.S., Sept. 29, 2015

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