Francis Doesn’t Like Feminist Nuns

    Pope Francis waves as he leaves St. Peter's Square after his weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Pope Francis after his general audience on April 10. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

    With his unscheduled strolls, humble abode, and inmate feet kissing, people thought Francis might be a wild new pope, but when it comes to feminist nuns he’s staying the course set by his predecessor. The Vatican said in a statement that Francis reaffirmed the criticism of U.S. nuns made under Benedict XVI, which accused them of promoting “radical feminist themes” and ignoring the Vatican’s opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion. “It seems like the Vatican has put a more appealing salesman in charge of the same old product,” the author of a book on the clash with the nuns says.

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