Canadian Catholic Women Supporting Gender Equality Respond to Election of Pope Benedict XVI

Monday, July 26 2010

TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - The Catholic Network for Women's Equality (CNWE), a Canadian grassroots group working for women's equality in the Catholic Church, responds with deep concern to the election of Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, based on his prior performance and role in the church. Yet at the start of this new papacy, CNWE cautiously hopes for the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the Roman Catholic Church - one where it finally begins to practice social justice and gender equality. We therefore lay out our requests to Benedict XVI:

About The Catholic Network for Women's Equality The Catholic Network for Women's Equality (CNWE) is a Canadian grassroots organization of Roman Catholic women and men who work for justice and equality for women in the church and in the world. CNWE supports the Women's Ordination Worldwide Second International Ecumenical Conference July 22 to 24 at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Visit CNWE at . For further information: or media inquiries, please contact: Kathleen McWilliams, (403) 293-5359,

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