According to The Huffington Post newsite, American nuns have rejected Vatican plans to assume control of their leadership organisation, and have instead proposed a negotiated solution to their dispute with the Vatican over perceptions they are not sufficiently "orthodox".

According to the report, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which acts as the umbrella organisation for Catholic nuns and women in religious vocations in the United States, stated its "deep disappointment" with the Vatican's decision to appoint a group of bishops to take over and "reform" the LCWR, but also stated that the group wanted to remain in dialogue with the Vatican with a view to "creating more possibilities for the laity and, particularly for women, to have a voice in the church."

The nuns, however, have reiterated their undertaking to disband the LCWR and form a new organisation beyond the control of the Vatican if the Church leadership remains intransigent on the issue of "orthodoxy".

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