Catholic women demand equality
Call on Pope for women priests
Friday 17 September
Assemble: 2pm to 2.30pm
St. George's RC Cathedral, Corner St George's Road and Lambeth Road, SE1 7HY
Catholic women's procession to Lambeth Place
3pm rally outside Lambeth Place as the Pope arrives to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury at 4pm.
Protest organiser contacts:
Lala Winkley 0787 569 8194
Pat Brown 0795 004 8628
Roman Catholic women campaigning for women to be ordained in a reformed priesthood (CWO - Catholic Womens Ordination) are gathering outside St. George's RC Cathedral in Southwark, S.E. London at 2-2.30pm on Friday 17th September.
They will stage a processional walk of witness down Lambeth Road to Lambeth Palace where, at 4pm, Pope Benedict XVI will arrive to meet Archbishop Rowan Williams. They will be joined there in solidarity by women priests from the Church of England who are campaigning for their right to be bishops.
Catholic Womens Ordination is a group campaigning for reform of the male, celibate priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church and the elimination of an attitude and structure of clericalism, patriarchy and global misogyny, with the inclusion of women to ordination in this reformed priesthood
On Friday, we will make a witness to the Anglican and Catholic leaders concerning the sexism and abuses of power in their religious institutions.