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Friday, April 22, 2005

The new Pope's attitude to women

This story may be of some relief -- or indeed of some concern -- to female readers. Just how did this little incident shape the views of Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, towards women?
... he (then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) accepted Hofbauer's invitation to visit a beekeeping association ... Joseph, he said, was riveted watching the bees swarm over their hive. “The cardinal pointed to the queen and said, ‘You see the power of females in society,’” he said.


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