Catholic Nun Named Among 100 Most Influential Women

The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) released a list of the top 100 inspirational and powerful women in the world.

Sister Nathalie Becquart, a French Catholic nun who serves as the Under-Secretary of the Synod of Bishops, stands out as one of the most influential individuals.

As the first woman to hold the position of Under-Secretary of the Synod of Bishops, Sister Nathalie Becquart was selected by Pope Francis.

Becquart is the sole female member of the Synod, which advises the Pope on crucial matters pertaining to the Catholic Church.

The selection of Becquart, according to the Synod’s Secretary General in 2021, signifies that “a door has been opened” for women in the Church.


Before taking on her current position, Becquart served as the first female Director of France’s National Service for the Evangelization of Young People and Vocations and was a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis Xavier Congregation.


Actresses Rita Moreno and Selma Blair, triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas, Colombian writer Velia Vidal, Argentine naturalist Sofia Heinonen, activists Ceci Flores and Geraldina Guerra, as well as Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine, are all on the list.