Pink Smoke Released At Vatican To Protest Ban On Women Priests

Catholic women put on a demonstration during the conclave.

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"The Catholic church should be a healthy and vibrant place with equality, with both men and women called to the priesthood. Jesus did not exclude women. Jesus encouraged women and actively sought to include them," said protester Miriam Duignan.

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