Sr. Simone Campbell suggests that senior clergy at the Vatican are more preoccupied with power than confronting issues that affect the faithful, like clerical sexual abuse. "These men worry more about the form and the institution than about real people," says the Sister of Social Service.
Candida Bellotti, Italy's oldest native-born nun, celebrated her 110th birthday Feb. 20: "Love, love and keep on loving. With joy!" Bellotti said as she marked the big milestone at the convent where she lives in the Tuscan town of Lucca.
Despite intense bombing and severe food shortages, several Carmelite nuns are refusing to abandon the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and have appealed for urgent aid. "How can we abandon these people in their suffering? Our presence is important for them."
A senior Vatican official on Tuesday tried to defuse the damaging rift between the Vatican and U.S. nuns after a recent rebuke over obedience and doctrinal differences.