A new face for Vatican women's magazine 

After the highly publicized resignation of its former editorial team, Women Church World has found itself a new coordinator to head an "international and inter-religious" team. 

Eliza Archer
Eliza Archer NewsMavens, Europe
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Why this story matters:

Following the sudden resignation of its eleven-woman team, the Vatican has announced a new editorial committee for its monthly publication, Women Church World.

The previous editor and staff quit in March, citing a “climate of distrust” and increasing regulation by the Vatican. They claimed that there was increasing pressure from Andrea Monda, the editor of L’Osservatore, to silence stories such as those that detailed the sexual abuse of nuns within the Catholic Church.

A director will no longer head the team -- instead Rita Pinci will “coordinate” the new team and their publications. Pinci has since said she will have “complete freedom” when conducting publishing activities.

In an interesting twist, “The new team has international and inter-religious characteristics, with a Jewish and Muslim presence”, L’Osservatore Romano revealed in a statement.

Details from the story:

  • Women Church World is a supplementary magazine to the larger L’Osservatore.
  • Pinci previously worked at the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero.
  • Two from the former committee did remain at the publication.
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