Daughters of Eve

Print edition : May 13, 2016

Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza washing the feet of women devotees at the Rosario Cathedral in Mangaluru on the occasion of Maundy Thursday, on March 24. This follows a historic decree from Pope Francis that women be included in the foot-washing ceremony, which until then had been a male preserve. Photo: H.S. Manjunath

Bishop E. Pushpalalitha of the Church of South India. She is the first woman bishop of a mainstream church in India. A 2013 photograph. Photo: U. Subramanyam

In the light of the recent Supreme Court observations on women’s equal right to worship, a section of Christians takes a hard look at the patriarchal notions in the church.
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