Letter to Women

In Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Women, the Pope addresses the topics of human dignity, motherhood, and the state of the women’s liberation movement. He also speaks to the complementary relationship between men and women and women’s particular capacity to help fashion a society marked by love, a capacity which he calls “the feminine genius.”

Written in 1995 for the occasion of the Fourth United Nations Conference on Women, this papal letter continues today to reaffirm the dignity of all human persons. A heartfelt expression of gratitude goes out to mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and to working women and consecrated women.