In that letter, John Paul II wrote: “The exclusion of women from the priesthood is in accordance with God’s plan for his Church.” This controversial subject was periodically expected to receive a permissive answer based on the fact that women already are accepted to serve as deacons. The hope was also justified because Pope Francis brings a lot of excitement and movement to the Catholic Church. He made decision earlier this year to create a commission to study the role of female deacons in the church.
What becomes clear now is the fact that Pope Francis don’t want “to directly reverse anything his predecessors have been teaching”, as Dennis Doyle, a Catholic theologian at the University of Dayton in Ohio, previously observed. According to this Pope’s answer, the actual statute of women in the Catholic Church will not change and probably they can be only deacons, performing many of the function