Fr Pat Flanagan, Red Cliffs, Victoria, reflects on the development of Pope Francis’ thinking on women through his willingness to learn.
Very soon after Jorge Bergoglio was elected bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, Robert Mickens pointed out two blind spots in the new pope’s thinking. One was the matter of sexual abuse of minors committed by clergy. He did not see it as a big issue. The other concerned the place of women in the Church.