Vatican rebukes US nuns for 'feminist themes'

Views on abortion and same-sex marriage cited as partial cause of sharp criticism by the Holy See.

    An umbrella organisation representing over 80 per cent of US nuns has earned a sharp rebuke from the Vatican for "serious doctrinal problems" and the prevalence of "radical feminist themes" in their work.

    The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, has come under fire by Rome for among other things, staying "silent" amid what the Catholic Church called a "lively debate" over the issues of abortion and same-sex marriage in the United States.

    The views of the organisation, including the ordination of female priests, goes against the views taken by Bishops, whom the church called "authentic teachers of faith and morals".

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.