Pope Francis abruptly ends the investigation into LCWR

Pope Francis has ended the investigation into and upheaval of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious that Pope Benedict XVI founded in 2012.

According to The New York Times, this investigation into the American nuns’ central leadership group was supposed to last two more years.

It was started to examine the teachings of this group, rumored to have strayed from Catholic doctrine regarding all-male priesthood, birth control and the place of Jesus in the faith.

Francis’ reconciliation with the LCWR joins other reformations he is working on in the Church. He is also improving the Vatican’s administration and created a council to deal with clergy sexual abuses.