As the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church meet to decide on a new Pope, the world watches for smoke signals from the Vatican to indicate that they have made their decision. So the Women’s Ordination Conference smokejacked the Papal Conclave yesterday with pink smoke to protest the church’s refusal to accept women as priests.
Director of the Women’s Ordination Conference, Erin Saiz Hanna, told Reuters:
“The current old boys’ club has left our Church reeling from scandal, abuse, sexism and oppression. The people of the Church are desperate for a leader who will be open to dialogue and embrace the gifts of women’s wisdom in every level of Church governance.”