Pope Francis opened his address to members of the International Theological Commission by pointing out that he only saw five women in the audience. He said this must be changed.
Women have a different capacity for theological reflection than we men do.
It must be because I have studied the theology of one woman a lot.
The Pope was referencing the theological studies of Dr. Gerl-Falkovitz. She was one of the four German women the Pope sent a response letter to this month expressing his concerns for the direction of the Church in Germany.
He then emphasized that one of the great sins of the Church has been its “masculinization” and that women's knowledge is vital.
The Church is a woman. And if we don't understand what a woman is, what a woman's theology is, we will never understand what the Church is.
The International Theological Commission works directly with the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith on examining important doctrinal questions.