Vatican ends controversial investigation of U.S. nuns

April 16, 2015 3:12 PM

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The Vatican on Thursday officially ended a controversial three-year investigation of American nuns with a face-saving compromise that allows Pope Francis to close the book on one of the more troubled episodes that he inherited from his predecessor, Benedict XVI.

"We are pleased at the completion of the (investigation), which involved long and challenging exchanges of our understandings of and perspectives on critical matters of religious life and its practice," said Sister Sharon Holland, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the umbrel...

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