UISG creates program to offer canonical advice to global women religious

by Joshua J. McElwee

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The global umbrella group for the leaders of the world's Catholic women religious has created a new advisory council of five female canon lawyers to offer expertise on church law to sisters' communities worldwide.

The International Union of Superiors General (UISG), which has about 1,880 members representing approximately 500,000 global women religious, is calling the group its Council of Canon Lawyers and is asking it to help connect communities in need of canonical advice with sister-experts in their local areas.

UISG announced the project Monday, May 9 during its triennial meeting, held through Friday in Rome.

Charity Sr. Marjory Gallagher, a Canadian canon lawyer serving on the council, told GSR its members hope to compile a list of women religious with canon law experience that sisters' communities can contact when they are in need.

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