Official Documents of the Roman Catholic Church. Relevant Texts from recent Church Councils. Papal Documents on the Ordination of Women

Official Documents of the Roman Catholic Church

  1. Relevant Texts from recent Church Councils

  2. Papal Documents on the Ordination of Women

  3. Papal Documents on Related Questions: i) Homosexuality ii) Authority.
  4. Oath of Fidelity on Assuming an Office To Be Exercised in the Name of the Church

  5. Papal Encyclicals touching on the role of women.

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