Roman Catholic nuns in Poland who mounted an occupation of their convent in a protest against the appointment of a new mother superior are refusing to leave the building, despite being expelled from their order by the Vatican – writes Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.
The dispute erupted in August 2005 at the Kazimierz mother-house of the Sisters of the Family of Bethany, when the superior, Mother Jadwiga Ligocka, was dismissed by a Vatican delegate but she occupied the convent with other nuns.
"Let us pray for these lacerated, lost and highly strung sisters," Archbishop Jozef Zycinski of Lublin told Poland’s Catholic information agency KAI on 6 December 2006. "There are no private religious orders in the Catholic Church where everyone can set their own rules."
Somehow I don’t think "Let us pray for these lacerated, lost and highly strung sisters," came across very well in translation from Polish.