Hindus urge Catholic Church to ordain women as priests and bishops
Lauding Church of England for 1st female bishop, Hindus urge Catholics for women priests
Hindus have commended Church of England for consecrating its first female bishop (Right Reverent Libby Lane) at York Minster on January 26 in a historic move, overturning centuries of tradition.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was a big “step in the positive direction”, although it came very late.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that Roman Catholic Church should also follow and permit women priests. He urged His Holiness Pope Francis to put ordination of women priests on the top of his reform agenda. Women could disseminate God’s message as skillfully as men and deserved equal and full participation and access in religion, Zed added.
Rajan Zed stressed that the Church of England should empower the women bishops with exactly equal roles as men bishops and without any limits or conditions. As women were equal partners in the society, they should be equal partners in Church also, Zed stated.