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Vatican denies internal split on US nun crackdown

The Vatican is denying there are any internal divisions over its crackdown on the largest umbrella group of US nuns.

The head of the Vatican’s office for religious orders, Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, was quoted over the weekend as saying his office wasn’t consulted or even advised by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about its decision to overhaul the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which represents 80 per cent of American sisters.

On Tuesday, the Vatican said Braz’s words were misinterpreted, and that he and the prefect of the doctrine office ‘have collaborated throughout the process.’

It said the two men met Monday and reaffirmed their commitment to renewing religious life in the US as well as to the Vatican’s reform plan for the Leadership Conference.
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