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Roman Catholic

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Gender Gender
The intersection of gender and religion, particularly in the context of development, can often be a controversial topic. Gender issues, however, encompass religious...
Family and Sexuality Family and Sexuality
With families forming the backbone of its communities, the Catholic Church has been a vocal proponent of the traditional family and healthy boundaries on sexual activities....

RELATED RESOURCES: POPE

Ecclesiam Suam (Paths of the Church)
《教会的道路》

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Johnpaulii

Address of His Holiness John Paul II to Members of the Delegation of the Holy See to the Fourth World Conference on Women

August 29, 1995
This speech by the late Pope John Paul II reiterates the importance of upholding equal dignity of men and women and pursuing equality of access to education, health care, and other basic resources. It also emphasizes the need for leadership of both women and men within the Catholic Church in meeting the needs of disadvantaged women throughout the world. In addition, John Paul II calls attention to the need for solidarity among Christians and moral leadership where issues of gender roles in family and society are concerned, focusing on Catholic centers of higher education as well as lay and religious organizations within the Church.
Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II was the head of the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005. Born Karol Wojtyla in Poland in 1920, he secretly trained for the priesthood in an underground seminary during the Nazi occupation of Poland. He participated in the...