Women have important role but are not priests, says pope
Pope Francis urges Catholics to reflect on women in the Church19 September, 19:59
In an interview with La Civiltà Cattolica (Catholic Civilization) a Jesuit-published magazine, the pope said that Mary, the mother of Christ, is "more important than bishops," in the Church.
But that does not change the actual function of men and women in the Church, he added.
Still, the pope urged Catholics to "reflect" on the specific duties and authority of women in various areas of the Church.