Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

LCWR Leaders Call Vatican Meetings 'Rich,' Conversational

Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

LCWR Leaders Call Vatican Meetings 'Rich,' Conversational

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ROME -- Leaders of the main representative group of U.S. Catholic sisters said this year's annual trip to Rome to visit Vatican offices was productive and resulted in "very rich" conversations about problems facing the church and society globally.

Two of the elected representatives of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious spoke to NCR about the trip in an interview April 19.

The leaders spoke under the condition that they would not talk about the agreement that ended oversight of the group by Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and the doctrinal assessment of LCWR by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

St. Joseph Srs. Marcia Allen and Carol Zinn, LCWR's president-elect and past-president, respectively, said in the interview that their conversations with Vatican officials had especially given them a sense of the universality of the church.

Speaking to different Vatican offices throughout their visit, Allen and Zinn said, there were many common themes in the conversations, such as problems of migration around the world and the plight of victims of human trafficking.

The offices, Allen said, "seemed to appreciate 'What does this look like from the U.S. point of view, from our point of view?'"

LCWR leaders have made an annual visit to Rome for decades, normally alongside their counterpart U.S. men's group, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men.

LCWR leaders, including Zinn and Allen, met with Pope Francis April 16 in what may have been the first such meeting between their group's leaders and a pope. …

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