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'Who are we to put limits on God?'

Meet the women trying to break the Vatican glass ceiling
The role of women in the Catholic Church is being reassessed after a Synod held in October launched new proposals for churches and diocese across the world.
But women weren't allowed to vote in this Synod, and some are now not just asking for votes – they’re asking for shared ministry, or women’s ordination.

Producer: Sophia Smith Galer

Steve Bannon’s Roman Empire?

Steve Bannon’s new Catholic crusade
Next year, a Catholic-inspired organisation called the Dignitatis Humanae Institute is launching two new academies to support Christian politicians. 

The aim for one of these academies is ‘to institutionalise the thought, philosophy, intuition of Steve Bannon’, according to its director Benjamin Harnwell.

The DHI is linked to prominent members of the Catholic Church.

Why is Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, so interested in Italy?

Producer: Sophia Smith Galer  
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