Refused, the priests said they would have to go to local women and could get Aids. He said he took the extra step of having the document vetted by a tough Dominican theologian, who approved it. Dispenza said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. Peter's Square on a recent Sunday morning, a Mexican nun, Sister Silvia Lopez, was thrilled the pope had made public what, among nuns, has long been a painful secret. Asked about these developments on Tuesday, Francis said that it was a continuing problem and that the Vatican was working on the issue. Many priests celebrated when the bishop, who faces trial this year, was released on bail. Current and former nuns said the women had been removed from the order when they reported the abuse. The bishop was arrested after she reported him to the police, a decision that divided the local Catholic community. But it is a path that we have already begun. She quoted one religious superior who was approached by priests requesting that sisters be made available for sex. She would spend 14 years in Ethiopia where, in , she helped co-ordinate the Famine Relief Programme. The Mass, also attended by 4, Muslims, was the largest public celebration of a Christian rite in the history of the Muslim country, where the worship of other faiths is tolerated but is not typically done in such a public way. In a high-profile case in Chile, the Vatican is investigating reports that priests abused nuns. She also reported that a priest arranged for a nun to have an abortion; the nun died during the abortion, and the priest then officiated at her funeral.