Women managers have improved Vatican more than men, pope says

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ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Pope Francis said connected Sunday that women helium has appointed successful the Vatican person proved they tin beryllium amended managers than men and that determination was excessively overmuch antheral chauvinism successful the Roman Catholic Church and nine astatine large.

The pope made his comments during an airborne quality league connected the level returning to Rome from his four-day travel to Bahrain.

"I person noticed that each clip a pistillate is fixed a presumption (of responsibility) successful the Vatican, things improve," helium said.

Francis was asked astir the women astatine the forefront of protests successful Iran, but helium did not reply the question, pivoting to the taxable of the relation of women successful general.

Speaking of women helium has appointed to managerial roles, helium mentioned Sister Raffaella Petrini, the lawman politician of Vatican City, who is efficaciously the astir almighty pistillate successful the Vatican, successful complaint of immoderate 2,000 employees.

"Things person changed for the better," helium said, referring to the absorption skills of Petrini, who was appointed past year.

He besides cited the interaction of 5 women helium appointed to a section that oversees Vatican finances.

"This is simply a gyration due to the fact that women cognize however the find the close mode to spell forward," helium said.

Francis condemned antheral chauvinism, acknowledging determination was inactive excessively overmuch of it astir the world, including successful his autochthonal Argentina.

"Women are a gift. God did not make antheral and past springiness him a puppy canine to play with. He created antheral and woman," helium said. "A nine that is not susceptible of (allowing women to person greater roles) does not determination forward."

Reporting by Philip Pullella; editing by Barbara Lewis

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