Fr. General Keynote Speaker at Faith storytelling event.
Vatican City, 10 March 2017 – On International Women’s Day, powerful women from different parts of the world gathered at the Casina Pia IV in the heart of the Vatican for the annual storytelling event Voices of Faith, co-hosted by the Fidel Gotz Foundation and the Jesuit Refugee Service.
This year’s theme was “Stirring the waters: Making the impossible possible” and aimed to showcase the important contributions that women of faith have already made and will continue to make in peacemaking and reconciliation efforts.
Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was invited to give the opening speech at the event. While acknowledging that the fullness of women’s participation in the church has not yet arrived, he insisted on the need for collaboration. “We need to stand and work together as women and men of faith. I cannot put enough emphasis on this need for collaboration, as I believe that only together we can achieve what today seems impossible”, he said.