A nun is pictured in a file photo praying in the grotto of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank. Novices and women religious, especially those who have been assigned to a country where they don't know the language, can be particularly vulnerable to abuses of power and conscience by superiors and sexual abuse by their formators, an article in La Civilta Cattolica said. (CNS/Debbie Hill)