On April 16, 2015, Sister Marcia, Allen, CSJ; Sister Carol Zinn, SSJ; Sister Joan Marie Steadman, CSC; and Sister Janet Mock, CSJ had a 50-minute meeting with Pope Francis while conducting their annual visit to various Vatican offices. At the conclusion of the meeting, the LCWR officials stated, “We were honored to have this opportunity for such an extensive conversation with Pope Francis that centered on Evangelii Gaudium, the pope’s apostolic exhortation that has so deeply impacted our lives as women religious and our mission in the world. Our conversation allowed us to personally thank Pope Francis for providing leadership and a vision that has captivated our hearts and emboldened us as in our own mission and service to the church. We were also deeply heartened by Pope Francis’ expression of appreciation for the witness given by Catholic sisters through our lives and ministry and will bring that message back to our members.”
Vatican news report on the meeting.
Sister Annmarie Sanders, IHMDirector of Communications -- LCWR