In a message shared with ACI Africa to celebrate August, the Women’s Month in South Africa, Bishop Victor Phalana of Klerksdorp Diocese spoke widely about the role of women in the early Church relative to their position in the Church today.
“Women’s month challenges us to examine ourselves in relation to women. We must ensure that women are included in the heart of the Church so that we can enjoy the fullness of human reflection, male and female in the formation of our moral, doctoral and pastoral life,” Bishop Phalana says in a video clip he shared on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15.
He adds, “Women must also be encouraged to be trained in theology and in other Church disciplines. This is our weakest point in Southern Africa.”