Posts Tagged ‘Nuns’

Fifty-nine nuns test positive for COVID-19 at two convents Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Fifty-nine nuns belonging to two convents in Rome are said to have tested positive for COVID-19. Forty of the sisters belong to the Daughters of San Camillo convent on the outskirts of Rome, while 19 of the 21 sisters from the Angelic Sisters of Saint Paul convent in Rome are reportedly infected. Local authorities have Read more

Pope commends nuns for ‘standing on front line’ against human trafficking Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Speaking to a network of religious sisters that helps human trafficking victims, Pope Francis on Thursday told them to work closely with the local church, because this is necessary for their project to be successful. “I want to reiterate that the journey of consecrated life, both female and male, is the path of ecclesial insertion,” Read more

Nuns too – sexually abusing minors could be next scandal Comments 0

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Nuns are also guilty of sexually abusing minors, say survivors. Women who were sexually abused by nuns say while the abuse of boys by priests is being widely documented, their trauma is being overlooked. “It’s a spiritual rape, it really is,” one says. “It steals your faith. I envy people who have faith.” “Nuns kind Read more

#Nunstoo – Pope admits priests abused nuns Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019

A #Nunstoo movement has gained momentum since Pope Francis last week admitted Catholic clergy’s sexual abuse of nuns. “There are some priests and also bishops who have done it,” the pontiff said last week in response to a journalist’s question during his return flight from the United Arab Emirates. Francis’s admission followed an outcry last Read more

Catholic nuns denounce culture of silence and secrecy Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Catholic nuns throughout the world are denouncing the culture of silence and secrecy surrounding sex abuse in the Church. The Rome-based International Union of Superiors General, which represents more than 500,000 sisters worldwide, is urging nuns who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. They have promised to help nuns Read more

Indian priest who led nuns’ protest may be disciplined by Church Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

An Indian priest faces disciplinary action for supporting nuns’ struggle for justice for a colleague who claims she was raped by a bishop. Bishop Jacob Manathodath from Kerala has sought an explanation from Father Augustine Vattoly about his involvement in leading a protest against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar. Read more Related Posts:Priest who testified Read more

Coptic orthodox monks and nuns not allowed social media Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018

The Coptic Orthodox Church has given monks and nuns a month to shut down their social media accounts, patriarch Tawadros II has decided. Within that time frame, they will have to take leave of the forms of communication considered unsuitable for monastic life. Any failure to comply will result in canonical penalties. Read more Related Read more

Shame and scandal: #MeToo movement nuns speak out Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The #MeToo movement has prompted nuns to come forward with complaints about sexual abuse and rape by priests. According to the Associated Press, cases of abused nuns have emerged in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. These cases demonstrate the problem is global and pervasive, thanks to the sisters’ second-class status in the church and Read more

Pope laments haemorrhaging of priests and nuns Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Pope Francis is lamenting the haemorrhaging of nuns and priests in Europe. God only knows how many seminaries, monasteries, convents and churches will close because fewer people are being called to lives of religious service, he says. Read more Related Posts:Nuns withdrawn from violent cityLegal forum for poor created by priests, nunsContemplative nuns receive new Read more

Oscar-nominated director praised for image of nuns, priests Comments 0

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The director of Oscar-nominated Lady Bird – an American comedy-drama – is being praised for the way the movie portrays nuns and priests. “It’s in many ways a love letter … to Catholic schools,” Monsignor James Murphy says. He says he is glad to see nuns and priests portrayed in a favourable light in the Read more