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JAMAICA

A move by Pope Francis to amend Canon law allowing women to formally become lectors and acolytes in the Catholic Church (CN, January 24) is being welcomed as a step in the right direction by former Jamaican lawmaker, Deacon Ronald Thwaites.

Carrying out their roles as lectors, women read scriptures during Mass while acolytes assist a priest as altar servers.

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