the Vatican Thursday with some 900 leaders of the worlds congregations of Catholic women religious, who asked him during a question-and-answer session why the church excludes women from serving as deacons. He said there is "no problem" for women to give reflections or homilies at prayer services, but that during the Mass the priest is serving " in persona Christi" and is therefore the person to give the homily. Had they been successful, it could well have resulted in people being killed or seriously injured, he added in a statement. Francis said Thursday that the professor he spoke with years ago had told him that female deacons had helped the early church particularly in baptizing women, when the practice of baptism at the time called for full immersion of the persons naked body in water. Francis then said that canon law is meant to serve as a "juridical help" to the church and noted that the. Enter into this process of discernment he said. Two months ago, the sister, Rizlaine Boular, 22, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years at the Old Bailey while the mother, Mina Dich, 44, received an extended sentence of 11 years and nine months. "You have spoken of newness in the positive sense responded the pope. Many church historians have said however that there is abundant evidence that women served as deacons in the early centuries of the church. "Do not ever forget that the Devil comes through the pockets, whether it is the pockets of the bishop or the congregation." The pope then said that access to the sacraments should be free to all.
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