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Vatican to overhaul US nuns association

The Vatican’s orthodoxy watchdog announced Wednesday a full-scale overhaul of a group representing most US nuns and named an American archbishop to oversee the reform.

The Vatican agency cited the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the largest umbrella group for Roman Catholic religious sisters in the United States, for using materials that “do not promote church teaching’’ on family life and sexuality, for sometimes taking positions in opposition to the nation’s bishops, and for being “silent on the right to life from conception to natural death, a question that is part of the lively public debate about abortion and euthanasia in the United States.’’

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