Vatican newspaper to offer glossy new women’s pages

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Women look a page of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano during a news conference at the Vatican May 30.

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Women look a page of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano during a news conference at the Vatican May 30.

June 11, 2012

The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has launched a monthly insert dedicated to women, aiming to bring greater attention to their important but sometimes neglected role in the Church.

The glossy four-page colour supplement, which debuted May 31 to mark the end of the month dedicated to Mary, is called “Women, Church, world,” and will run the last Thursday of every month.

The idea was proposed by female journalists at the Vatican paper as a way to “widen the coverage of the newspaper of the Holy See” by including more articles on women and the Church, the newspaper said.

The front page will be dedicated to religious or laywomen who play a critical role in the Church, yet whose contribution “is still hidden,” the paper said.