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Discussion on Women Deacons

Dr. Phyllis Zagano, Senior Research Associate in Residence in the Department of Religion, will take part in the symposium “The Future of Women Deacons: Views from the Papal Commission and the American Pews” at Fordham University on Tuesday, January 15.

The focus of this symposium is on women deacons past, present, and future. Dr. Zagano and fellow speaker Fr. Bernard Pottier, SJ serve on the Papal Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women. This event is the first time they will speak publicly about women deacons since being named to Pope Francis’ commission in 2016.

Dr. Zagano has been widely published on the subject of women deacons. 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.

“Views from the Papal Commission and the American Pews” begins at 6 p.m. at the 12th floor lounge in Fordham’s Lowenstein Building, located at 113 West 60th Street in Manhattan. RSVP at crcevent@fordham.edu.

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