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Was end of standoff with Vatican a win for U.S. nuns? More of a draw
Was end of standoff with Vatican a win for U.S. nuns? More of a draw

After years of vitriol and sour relations, the Vatican and U.S. nuns announced they had developed a collaborative relationship and had engaged in conversations “marked by a spirit of prayer, love for the church, mutual respect and cooperation.” Relations between the Vatican said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious grew uneasy in 2012 when the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — the Vatican’s enforcer of orthodoxy — issued a report saying the nuns had deviated from Roman Catholic Church doctrine and had promoted “radical feminist themes.” The Vatican sent a bishop to oversee the rewriting of the statutes of the conference, as...

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