Cardinal affirms lack of consultation

by | May 8, 2013 | Church

joao-braz-de-aviz-afpCardinal João Braz de Aviz, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious,  has dismissed claims from the Vatican that remarks he made to NCR about a controversial 2012 criticism of U.S. Catholic sisters were misinterpreted, saying he backs NCR‘s report as “very precise.”

In his remarks at the gathering of the International Union of Superiors General on Monday, Braz de Aviz said his office — which is tasked with overseeing the work of an estimated 1.5 million sisters, brothers and priests around the world in religious orders — first learned of the move against the U.S. sisters’ group in a meeting with the doctrinal congregation after the formal report on the matter had been completed


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