#ShortNews: Australian embassy commemorates 1st woman to hold Vatican leadership post

The Australian embassy to the Holy See held a small commemoration ceremony Feb. 13 for Rosemary Goldie, the late Australian who was the first woman to hold a leadership post at the Vatican.

Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne, the first woman to hold her post, ceremonially opened a new conference room at the embassy named for Goldie, who served as undersecretary for the Pontifical Council for the Laity from 1967-76.

In a statement to the press, Payne called Goldie “a heroic figure with a legacy on which others have built.” She said “few have followed in the years since.”

Read More: https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/ncr-today/australian-embassy-commemorates-first-woman-hold-vatican-leadership-post

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