Columnists
Columnists > Are the nuns’ revelations the start of a Vatican #MeToo?

07 March 2018 | by Joanna Moorhead

Are the nuns’ revelations the start of a Vatican #MeToo?

Just like the child abuse scandal, the scandal of nuns’ exploitation is about institutional sin

 

Five years ago next Tuesday, I stood in the rain in St Peter’s Square, sharing an umbrella with a nun I’ll call Sr Monica. It was the night of Pope Francis’ election; the smoke from the Sistine Chapel had turned white, and we were about to discover the identity of the new pontiff.

But it was a long wait, and there was plenty of time to chat with my new acquaintance. What was it like, I asked her, working inside such a male-dominated world? I expected her to say her tasks were interesting, that the priests, bishops and cardinals she worked for were kind, that she felt valued. But she didn’t.





Subscriptions

Subscribe to The Tablet from just £19.99 quarterly
3 options available
Subscribe




Share this story

Article List


Post a Comment

You can post as a subscriber user...


User Comments (0)

Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign Up

Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Top