Declining number of U.S. nuns, even among traditional orders, charted in new study
Nuns in St Peter's Square wait to find out whether the College of Cardinals have elected a new pope on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. RNS photo by Andrea Sabbadini
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(RNS) The more liberal, socially active communities of sisters are drawing about the same number of new entrants as the more conservative, tradition-minded communities: very few.