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Catholic Deacons

Clip: Season 19 | 9m 25s

In the Roman Catholic Church, laymen called deacons may perform some duties of priests, such as presiding at baptisms, marriages and funerals. Currently, only men are allowed to be Catholic deacons. Pope Francis recently said he would establish a commission to study whether the diaconate should be opened to women as well. Judy Valente reports on efforts to see women included.

Aired: 07/14/16

Rating: NR

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