Renegade Female Priests Hold Peaceful Protest Amid Pope Francis' Visit

September 23, 2015 5:45 PM

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Renegade Female Priests Hold Peaceful Protest Amid Pope Francis' Visit

WASHINGTON — A half-dozen protesters demanding the ordination of women priests staged a "lie-in" just before Pope Francis arrived at a Washington church for a Mass with U.S. bishops.

The civil disobedience, organized by the renegade Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, caused a small disturbance as police rushed in to clear the area of spectators.

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