"The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has posted a statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in which Archbishop Gerhard Müller of the doctrinal congregation said he talked to Pope Francis about the LCWR mandate and claims the pope affirmed it. I am frankly very skeptical of that information. First, I doubt this issue is on the top of the new pope's agenda or that he had much knowledge of this when he was an archbishop in Argentina.
It could be a case of the "good 'ole boys" in the Curia wanting everything to remain the same and trying to make the new pope go along on an issue about which he knows little.
Two things: First, this is a wait-and-see situation. Second, LCWR would be well-advised to seek a private audience with Pope Francis to explain the full story."
Bridget Mary Meehan's Response
Amen, Sister Maureen Fiedler! Let's hope the Pope checks out the Curia report on LCWR. Let's hope that Pope Francis appoints a LCWR member to a major position in the Vatican as a sign of reconciliation and hope for the world's nuns!