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Dr. Phyllis Zagano Arrives in Rome to Begin Work on Vatican Commission


Newsday interviewed Dr. Phyllis Zagano, Senior Research Associate in Residence in the Department of Religion, who arrived in Rome this past weekend to serve on an international commission established by Pope Francis to study the question of women deacons. Dr. Zagano has been widely published on the subject of women deacons and is one of six women to serve on this commission. Her books include Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church.  She is a Fulbright scholar and the 2014 recipient of the Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice.

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