The synod brings together some 300 bishops, priests, nuns and lay participants. Only about 35 are women. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Catholic women say there's a clerical stained-glass ceiling in the Vatican, and they want to shatter it.The role of women in the church has been a recurring theme at the monthlong meeting, which brings together some 300 bishops, priests, nuns and lay participants.It is sponsored by 10 Catholic lay groups seeking change in the church, including greater rights for women and gays and a bigger role for the laity.The Holy See, as the offices of the central administration of the 1.3 billion-member church are known, and the State of Vatican City have a combined work force of about 4,100 people.Sister Maria Luisa Berzosa Gonzalez, one of the participants at the current synod, thinks it is time for change in the synod, and in the wider church.The church teaches that women cannot become priests because Jesus chose only men as his apostles.McElwee has found kindred spirits in nuns like Berzosa.The nun said she knows women won't be priests in her lifetime because change comes slowly and piecemeal in the church.
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