Nevada (US), July 17 (ANI): Hindus have urged Vatican to be more kind to Roman Catholic women.
New rules announced by Vatican on Thursday reportedly described attempted ordination of women as a 'grave crime' carrying same punishments/procedures/gravity as for sex abuse and heresy.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that women could disseminate God's message as skillfully as men and deserved equal and full participation and access in religion.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that as women were equal partners in the society, so they should be equal partners in the religion also.
Quoting Hindu scriptures, Rajan Zed said: Where women are honored, there the gods are pleased.
Roman Catholic Church is the largest of the Christian
denominations and is headed by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and headquartered in Vatican. (ANI)