Pope Francis to talk of women's role in 'feminine Church'
Pontiff may give another interview to La Repubblica01 October, 15:20
''Let me remind you that the Church is feminine,'' the pope said, playing on the gender of the word ''church'' - la chiesa - in Italian. ''We will also speak (together) of the role of women in the Church,'' the pope added.
Pope Francis's interview with Eugenio Scalfari, the founder of Italy's largest left-leaning newspaper La Repubblica, filled the first four pages of the paper on Tuesday with the pope's concerns for the world and plans for modernizing the Church, but also with an unprecedented, existential dialogue between the pope and a leading Italian non-believer.
The pope told Scalfari, who confirmed he believes in a Being, that their beliefs are not very far from each other. ''I believe in God. Not in a Catholic God. No Catholic God exists. God exists. And I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation. Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being.
Does it seem to you that we are very distant?'' the pope asked.