Does Paul refer to wives of apostles or female coworkers of apostles in 1 Corinthians 9:5? Was their role companionship or teaching Christian doctrine?
Here are links to several articles that look at arguments related to the idea of a male-only priesthood, arguments that keep women out of church leadership.
Nino (also known as Saint Nina) was a remarkable woman who brought Christianity to Iberia (present-day Georgia) way back in the 300s. She is regarded as “Equal to the Apostles” by the Orthodox Church.