Priestly ordination, which hands on the office entrusted by Christ to his Apostles of teaching, sanctifying and governing the faithful, has in the Catholic Church from the beginning always been reserved to men alone. This tradition has also been faithfully maintained by the Oriental Churches.

   Paul VI directed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

   the Church “does not consider herself authorized to admit women to priestly ordination.” [ Inter insigniores ]


             Inter insigniores