Nun Weighs in on Pope's U.S. Visit

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Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun from Erie, Pa., talks to Liane Hansen about Pope Benedict XVI's visit and reacts to his meeting with the clerical victims of sexual abuse and his opinions on the role of women in the Catholic Church.

Sister Joan is an international lecturer and award-winning author of more than 35 books. She currently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a U.N.-sponsored organization of faith leaders working for peace.

Her views about some of the teachings of the Catholic Church's beliefs and behavior have earned her both high praise and sharp criticism.



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