Exclusive-Pope to give women a say in appointment of bishops

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By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said he wants to give women more top-level positions in the Holy See and disclosed that for the first time he would name women to a previously all-male Vatican committee that helps him select the world’s bishops. The role of women in the Vatican hierarchy was one of the many Church and international topics the 85-year-old pontiff discussed in an exclusive interview with Reuters in his Vatican residence on July 2. A new constitution for the Holy See’s central administration that came into effect last month allows any baptised Catholic, in…

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