Vatican culture minister acknowledges cultural differences in flap over women's video

February 2, 2015 1:00 PM

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Vatican culture minister acknowledges cultural differences in flap over women's video

In this image taken from a Pontifical Council for Culture promotional video and made available Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, Italian actress Nancy Brilli describes a call for viewpoints of women's priorities for Vatican Assembly on "Women's Cultures: Equality and Difference". The Vatican's culture minister has acknowledged that his office must expand its horizons beyond "traditional" Europe after a promotional video for a Vatican's women's conference was ridiculed in the English-speaking world. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said the criticism that compelled him to remove the English version of the video came from both liberal and conservative wings of the church — including from bishops. Some complained it wasn't progressive enough and others said it was so liberal it was "unworthy of a church initiative." (AP Photo/Pontifical Council for Culture, ho) (The Associated Press)

In this image taken from a Pontifical Council for Culture promotional video and made available Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, Italian actress Nancy Brilli describes a call for viewpoints of women's priorities for Vatican Assembly on "Women's Cultures: Equality and Difference". The Vatican's culture minister ...

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