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Christianity Only 32 Female for 540 Male Citizens in Vatican

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by Archived_Member16, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Archived_Member16

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    Only 32 female for 540 male citizens in Vatican

    Agence France-Presse - March 1, 2011


    Pope Benedict XVI blesses children dressed as the Three Wise Men during his first mass
    of the New Year in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 1, 2011.

    Photograph by: Alessia Pierdomenico, Reuters

    VATICAN CITY - There are only 32 female citizens in the Vatican City compared to 540 men, according to new statistics released by the smallest state in the world.

    Out of the 572 citizens with Vatican passports, there are 306 diplomats, 86 Swiss guards, 73 cardinals, 31 lay people and a nun. But only 223 of them actually reside in the Vatican.

    The tiny state also has 221 residents, the majority of which are clerics, monks or nuns according to the statistics released by the Holy See on Monday, to coincide with new rules on bringing cars into the crowded city.

    From now on, the state will be off limits to non-residents or non-citizens, unless they have a special pass.

    © Copyright (c) AFP

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  3. Seeker9

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    These are interesting stats

    I would like to extend this to the prominence of women in senior roles in the great World religions....

    For example, ...anyone ever come across a female Imam? Here's an interesting article:

    And at the risk of stirring controversy....I don't think I have ever come across a female Granthi....

    So maybe there is a need for gender equality in Sikhism too?
    #2 Seeker9, Mar 3, 2011
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