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Pune nun meets Pope Francis, makes petition “to consider women for priesthood”

We have been pushing this idea of women for priesthood for a some time, says Sister Lucy Kurien, founder-director of Maher, a home for destitutes

pune Updated: Nov 22, 2019 17:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Sister Lucy Kurien, founder-director of Maher, with Pope Francis, in Vatican, on November 18.
Sister Lucy Kurien, founder-director of Maher, with Pope Francis, in Vatican, on November 18.(HT PHOTO)
         

Sister Lucy Kurien, founder-director of Maher, set up in 1997 at Wadgaonsheri has petitioned Pope Francis in a one-on-one meeting on November 18, “to consider women for priesthood in the Catholic church”.

Maher is a shelter for destitutes and abandoned children, and is now also present in Ratnagiri, Kerala and Jharkhand.

Speaking to HT from Rome, Sr Kurien says, “In Christianity, traditionally it is the men who have been priests and we have requested the Pope to consider women for priesthood. We have been pushing this idea of women for priesthood for a some time.”