About the Event

From giving refugees an education, to stopping girls from being sold as sex slaves, to providing health care for the poorest, the Voices of Faith event shares the stories of remarkable women who are effective in helping women reach their potential.

The 8th of March -international women’s day- marks the annual event in the Vatican.

The Voices of Faith event provides what has been a notably absent – the voices of catholic women and their capacity to exercise authority within and outside the Church and faith that emerges not from abstract theological ideals but in confronting the reality of the poor.

Voices of Faith is a gathering where timely relevant topics are presented by talented, dedicated and committed leaders to create momentum for action and resolution.

Voices of Faith creates respectful thoughtful discussions on sensitive topics to educate, instruct, and inspire all – because all voices count.

Voices of Faith song

Composed by: Steve Cournane

Performed by: Laura Collins

Chantal Götz

"Voices of Faith is founded on 17 years of work with the Fidel Götz Foundation, particularly its work with people at the grassroots level. The focus on the gender issue and my passion for it evolved through their daily work and faith. They inspired me to bring their ideas, their stories to the forefront. To make sure these stories are heard, the Vatican is meant to be a symbolic sign – it comes from the heart ."

Vatican opening doors

Voices of Faith thanks Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, for his generosity, respect and support of the contributions of women to the church and society - that made Voices of Faith a success.