Pope Francis talked about the role of women in the Church in his general audience catechesis. He said that according to the Jewish Law of the time, women and children were not considered reliable, credible witnesses. In the Gospels, however, women have a primary, fundamental role. Here we can see an argument in favor of the historicity of the Resurrection: if it were a invented, in the context of that time it would not have been linked to the testimony of women. Instead, the evangelists simply narrate what happened: the women were the first witnesses. This tells us that God does not choose according to human criteria: the first witnesses of the birth of Jesus are the shepherds, simple and humble people, the first witnesses of the Resurrection are women. This is the mission of women, of mothers and women, to give witness to their children and grandchildren that Christ is Risen!
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Audience: The fundamental role of women in the Church