US Sisters of Mercy summoned to Rome for clarifications

The Sisters of Mercy in the United States are among religious orders being asked to come to Rome for further conversation.

This follows an apostolic visitation of women’s religious orders in the US several years ago.

The Sisters of Mercy’s US communications director confirmed the request to visit Rome, but said there would be no further comment at this point.

The Vatican’s congregation for religious life is contacting about 15 orders of Catholic women in the US to clarify “some points”.

The congregation’s prefect said the conversations involve “listening to what they say in a transparent way, without fear, without judging”.

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