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Sister Eva-Maria Ackerman poses near a statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini after speaking at a press conference at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Jan. 30. Sister Eva-Maria announced that the Vatican has initiated an apostolic visitation to find out why the numbers of women religious have decreased during the past 40 years. Sister Eva-Maria, a member of the American Province of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, said she believes it's the first study of its kind in the U.S. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (Jan. 30, 2009) See APOSTOLIC-VISITATION Jan. 30, 2009.
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