Mormons Appoint Women to Three High-Level Church Leadership Roles

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons, has appointed three women to leadership councils that previously only men had served on. Many welcomed it as a historic move for a church that has long reserved top leadership positions for men only, but others said that much more needs to be done. The decision comes amid a growing debate about the role of women in the church, with some calling for the all-male priesthood to be opened to women.