Nightly News   |  May 08, 2013

Pope Francis to nuns: be fruitful, not old maids

On Wednesday Pope Francis addressed nuns from around the world, telling them they must be spiritual mothers rather than spinsters and avoid becoming overly ambitious. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> pope francis raised eyebrows in italy today when he told a leadership conference of nuns that they should be mothers for the church, remain fruitful in their lives and their service to the church and, as he put it, not become spinsters. the word he used in italian translates to spinsters or old maids. he said, forgive me if i tuk like this but criticized those in the church following their own career ambitions.