'Machismo' culture blinds women's leading role in society, Pope says

Posted January 20, 2018 6:51 pm by Editor

'Machismo' culture blinds women's leading role in society, Pope says

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru – Society cannot look the other way and allow a culture that demeans the dignity of women to persist, Pope Francis said.Speaking to the people of Puerto Maldonado, located in the region known as Madre de Dios (“Mother of God”), Pope Francis said it was sad to see how “in this land, which is under the protection of the Mother of God, so many women are devalued, denigrated and exposed to endless violence.””Violence against women cannot be treated as ‘normal,’ maintaining a culture of machismo blind to the leading role that women play in our communities,” the

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