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Vatican Ends Controversial Investigation of US Nuns With Olive Branch

posted on April 16, 2015

David Gibson of Religion News Service reports, “The Vatican on Thursday (April 16) officially ended a controversial seven-year investigation of American nuns with a face-saving compromise that allows Pope Francis to close the book on one of the more troubled episodes that he inherited from his predecessor, Benedict XVI.” The conflict initially began when the nuns, who were seen as too liberal, were accused of promoting radical feminist ideology. However, after meetings with Pope Francis, the investigation was dropped. Sister Sharon Holland, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, said, “We learned that what we hold in common is much greater than any of our differences.”

Read at Religion News Service