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Four Years of Francis: Many of the changes taking place at the upper echelons of the church at first glance appear minor, then take on a wider meaning.
NCR Today: The new Vatican commission studying the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons in the church will be meeting in Rome Nov. 25-26.
The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) expressed gratitude to the pope for creating a commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons.
Sr. Carmen Sammut said that in many places of the world Catholic sisters are "already doing quite a bit of what a deacon should be doing"