Nathalie Becquart

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First woman appointed to the Synod of Bishops
Sister Nathalie Becquart
Sister Nathalie Becquart Credit: Peter Potrowl (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

In a world-first, The Pope has appointed a woman to the role of undersecretary to the Synod of Bishops.

The woman, named as Sister Nathalie Becquart from France, will have voting rights in the body which advises the pontiff and debates some of the most controversial issues in the Catholic Church.