When the Archbishop of Buenos Aires was elected pope last month, it’s fair to say it caught a lot of folks off guard. His first weeks as Pope Francis did the same, with some feeling hope that a Church that had grown increasingly political and exclusionary may take a different turn. But, based on reports out of Rome this week, an important concern for many American Catholics – the crackdown on so-called “feminist women religious” in the United States by the Pope’s predecessor – is set to continue. This week, Welton catches up with Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby and organizer of the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign.

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