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VATICAN: First-Ever African Woman In The Theological Commission

Pope Francis has appointed Sister Josée Ngalula of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the first-ever African woman to be a member of the International Theological Commission.

Sister Dr. Josée Ngalula, 61, is a member of the Sisters of Saint Andrew and will be part of a 28-member Theological Commission that comprises theologians from all over the world.

Sr. Ngalula teaches in several theological institutes on the African continent. She is a professor at the Faculty of Theology in the Catholic University of Congo and also at the Al Mowafaqa Ecumenical Institute in Rabat, Morocco. Sister Ngalula explained that Christian theology is not indifferent to the violence that the African continent and her country, the DRC, experiences.

The International Theological Commission comprises theologians from Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, North America, and Australia. The commission studies and offers counsel on doctrinal issues of great importance.  

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