Leading German politician supports Women Priests

Statement from Women's Ordination Worldwide:

The International Women's Ordination Worldwide (WOW), which was founded at the first Women's Synod in 1996 in Gmunden, Austria, and is committed to women in the diaconate and priesthood in the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, confirming and documenting their vocations, welcomes the explicit and clear statement of the new General Secretary of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in support of the priesthood of women, a statement which she made on her own initiative.

This Catholic politician from the Saarland, who is considered a possible successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, has also personally stated that she has felt herself called to the priesthood. With her statement, she also makes it clear that today she trusts her Roman Catholic Church not to split itself on this question, but on the contrary to grow positively and to be strengthened. 


Contact WOW Leadership: 

Alicja Baranowska: (Belgium & Poland)  +32 488 67 60 20  alicja.baranowska@wp.pl

Pat Brown: (UK) +44 7950048628 pat@patbrown-at.co.uk

Colm Holmes: (Ireland)  +353 86 606 3636 colmholmes2020@gmail.com

Kate McElwee: (Italy & USA) +39 393 692 2100 kmcelwee@womensordination.org