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Catholic Activists Deliver 57,000 Signatures in Support of Nuns to Bishops

June 15, 2012, 10:56 am | Posted by Nick Sementelli

Nuns Justice Present Petition in AtlantaThis Wednesday, as the U.S. Catholic Bishops met in Atlanta for their General Assembly, representatives from the Nuns Justice project delivered a petition in support of the American women religious who are facing a crackdown from the Vatican.

At a rally outside the meeting, organizers presented the petition with 57,000 signers to USCCB spokeswoman Sister Mary Ann Walsh.

At the same time, Catholics in Washington, DC rallied outside USCCB headquarters and the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to deliver a similar message:


The sisters will continue to be in the news the next few weeks as NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus tour kicks off in Des Moines, Iowa this Sunday.

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