As the Vatican addresses priest abuse, more people are reporting sexual abuse by nuns

At the Vatican summit on clergy abuse Friday morning, attention turned to abuse by nuns. Victims' advocates delivered a letter to an organization representing nuns asking predator nuns be exposed so survivors can begin to heal. This call to action comes as more victims speak out. 

Nun abuse survivor Virginia June was at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, when she heard fellow survivor Trish Cahill talking about her experience on "CBS This Morning."

"I whipped around. I could not believe that somebody was actually talking about it," June told CBS News' Nikki Battiste.

In a CBS News report last month, Cahill called nun abuse "the secret not yet told." Hearing that made June feel "validated" for the first time. 

Facing a troubled childhood at home in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, June said she turned to Sister Pat Kulwicki for guidance. Kulwicki taught June's religious study class at what was then Our Lady of Mercy High School.
"She seemed to be very consoling and very nurturing and very wonderful and she became a mentor to me," June said. 
The 57-year-old said Sister Kulwicki began molesting her when she was 14 years old. The first time was at Kulwicki's apartment.

"I knew it was wrong and I didn't know who to tell … I was so confused it was like this sister is doing these sexual things to me and I thought she was married to God," June said. 
June said the abuse continued for a decade and fueled her addiction to drugs and alcohol. She cla...

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