"Women are fully entitled to actively take part in all settings, and their rights must be affirmed and protected," the pope said.
Parts of us are afraid and behind locked doors. Parts of our society are afraid and behind locked doors. Parts of our church are afraid and behind locked doors.
"Hypocrisy is not the language of Jesus. Hypocrisy is not the language of Christians. A Christian cannot be a hypocrite and a hypocrite cannot be a Christian. This is very clear," he said. "Hypocrisy can kill a community."
The meeting comes in the midst of an ongoing national crisis in Venezuela marked by daily protests that have lasted more than 70 days and by acts of repression from the forces of President Maduro’s government.
Prime Minister Trudeau wants the Vatican to address the legacy of Catholic-run residential schools where indigenous children suffered abuse.