Among the Council’s documents, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World speaks several times of women. It reminds us about the equality of women and men as individuals, also in marriage. It calls us to overcome social and cultural discrimination and emphasizes the legitimacy to demand legal and factual equality of women with men. It declares that the woman should have the right to choose a state of life, access to equal education and upbringing. It was stressed that trafficking in women is a shameful practice, which offends their dignity. It was also noted that women already work in almost all fields of social life, so it is only right that they are able to participate in the work according to their abilities. John Paul II from the beginning of his pontificate prepared the faithful to get to know that „feminine genius”. An important trend in the teaching of the Pope about the woman is a reflection on love. The genius of the woman is also expressed in the fact that the man gets to knows himself, discovers who he is and who he ought to be, only with the woman. This is done when they become engaged, but also in marriage.

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