In the recent 55 propositions proposed by the Roman Catholic's Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, proposition no.17 states,
It’s hoped that ministry of lector can be opened also to women, so that their role as announcers of the Word may be recognized in the Christian community.
Noticed the last two words "Christian community". Er... in the wider Christian community, the so-called "ministry of lector" is already opened to women and their role as announcers of the Word already been recognized.
The Roman Catholics is progressing.
Happy Reformation Day!