US nuns urge changes to church structure to address abuse

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Source: Associated Press

By NICOLE WINFIELD

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The largest association of religious sisters in the United States called Thursday for an overhaul of the male-led leadership structure of the Catholic Church, after Pope Francis publicly acknowledged the problem of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious also appealed in a statement for reporting guidelines to be established so abused nuns “are met with compassion and are offered safety.”

The conference’s statement followed Francis’ acknowledgement this week that clergy abuse of nuns was a problem. The pope said the Vatican was working on it but that more needed to be done.

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Categories: America, Church, Sexual Abuse, USA

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  1. Who started this NUN system—-Who brought them to Churches? Qur’an has rejected this system because these people can not observe what they promised with Allah. Read Al-Qur’an57:27.
    All priests should be IMPOTENT and all nuns should remove their uterus, if they wish to continue in churches.
    Muslim women has also started going to mosques and stay overnight not in the name of Islam but in the name of women’s rights. Let them enjoy like Nuns and time will tell them ———?—-Sami

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