From ALL AFRICA.COM:
The Catholic Episcopal Conference (Roman Catholic) of Malawi has spoken strongly against those elements in the Church and society that degrade a woman and disfigure her God given dignity and equality alongside man.
"Women have the right to equal opportunities in education, training, employment, remuneration, inheritance and owning property," the bishop's conference said. They also said that women are denied participation in the decision making process in the family, in the Church and in society.
The Secretary General of Episcopal conference Fr George Buleya said, "Gender equality is a justice issue not an issue of charity. We should all remember that before works of charity are the demands of Justice."
Recognizing the dignity of women will mean increasing their social, political, economic and spiritual strength both individually and collectively as well as removing the obstacles that penalize women and prevent them from fully integrating themselves into various sections of society.
COMMENT: Well, I for one think it is very noble of the bishops to resign on block so that the major obstacle is removed. I look forward to the instillation of the "second" female pope in the very near future.