Pope says equal opportunities for women are key to a better world

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By Gavin Jones VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -Pope Francis on Wednesday decried violence and prejudice against women and said granting equal pay and opportunities could help create a more peaceful world, as a new survey of Catholic women showed that many felt the Church discriminated against them. In a book preface published by the Vatican News website on International Women’s Day, Francis stressed the differences between men and women but called for “equality in diversity” on “a playing field open to all players.” “I like to think that if women could enjoy full equality of opportunity, they could co…

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