Pax Christi in Long Island has created a petition addressed to Pope Benedict XVI, titled "Tell the Pope: Rescind the attack on religious sisters." Here's a statement from the group:
This attack has been aimed at the sisters who faithfully staff our schools and hospitals and charities and parish programs and prison ministries, homeless shelters and so much more. They live simply, sharing their meager salaries with their elderly and infirm members.
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Catholics and non-Catholics alike love and respect these religious women, and need them as faithful examples of how to follow the Gospel message of Jesus. They show us what it means to love God and love our neighbor. Truly, they are sisters to us and we need them.
This is why Pax Christi Long Island has created this petition.
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