In the heart of Vatican City, dozens of women from around the world gathered to share their stories of faith and activism. A few men were in attendance, but Pope Francis and top members of the Roman Curia were out of town on their Lenten retreat.
For the third time the Voices of Faith celebration of International Women’s Day, March 8, brought Catholic women to the Casina Pio IV, a villa nestled in the Vatican gardens.
Members of the Voices of Faith international advisory board—mainly women leaders in organizations serving the poor or in foundations that fund Catholic activities—arrived in Rome days before the main event to network with the chosen “storytellers” and speakers and to meet with Vatican officials. Read more