The First Woman Appointed Undersecretary Of The Catholic Church Discusses The Importance of Change

Nathalie Becquart is the first woman to have a vote in the Catholic Synod of Bishops in February of 2021. She is the first to hold the position of Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops. In 2019, Becquart and four other women were the first to be appointed as consultants to the secretariat of the Synod of Bishops in the Catholic Church.

Nathalie graduated from HEC Paris in 1992 with a major in entrepreneurship. She worked in youth ministry early in her career. In 2008 the Conference of Bishops of France appointed her deputy director of student pastoral care, and in 2012 director of the national service for the evangelization of young people and for vocations.

0:00 Introduction
0:21 First Woman To Have Vote in Catholic Synod of Bishops
1:53 Nathalie’s Relationship With The Vatican
3:56 Culture Change Of The Church
7:14 Feminism And The Catholic Church
12:28 More On Nathalie’s Background And Entrepreneurial Journey
15:34 The Reception To Nathalie’s Position

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