Lifestyle & Belief

Pope Francis Tells Nuns Not to Be 'Old maids'

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Nuns at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (Photo: Burns Library/Boston College/Flickr)

Pope Francis held an audience with 800 female Catholic leaders from around the world, calling on them to engage in a "fertile" chastity, that would "generate spiritual children in the church."

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Pope Francis held an audience with 800 female Catholic leaders from around the world, calling on them to engage in a "fertile" chastity, that would "generate spiritual children in the church."

The World's Marco Werman speaks with theologian Lavinia Byrne about the significance of the Pope's comments.

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