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Vatican praises Roman Catholic nuns in U.S. after investigation
Vatican praises Roman Catholic nuns in U.S. after investigation

A Vatican report Tuesday paid glowing tribute to the social work carried out by America’s nuns, a sharp contrast to the Roman Catholic Church’s accusations that nuns had promoted “radical" feminist themes. The report, released at a Vatican news conference packed with nuns, resulted from a years-long church investigation of nuns in the United States after allegations that nuns were failing to tow the Vatican line on issues like abortion and gay marriage. Praising the “feminine genius” of nuns, the report says the church needed to realize Pope Francis’ aim of giving women a greater role in the Church. “Since the early days of the Catholic...

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