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Women Priest Protesters Arrested During Pope Visit

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Janice Sevre-Duszynska, a member of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, stages a lie-in during Pope Francis' visit before getting arrested in Washington, D.C.
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A handful of women dressed in traditional priest stoles and albs were arrested after they staged civil disobedience during Pope Francis' visit in Washington, DC, Wednesday. They held signs that read: 'Women priests are here.' The women are calling on the pope and the entire Catholic community to shake up policies of the past, saying it is time to allow women to be priests. 'We are healing centuries of misogyny,' ARCWP's website reads. 'The Vatican cannot continue to discriminate against women and blame God for it.'
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