From the [Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata](“http:// http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/2013/05/08/Pope-tells-nuns-be-mothers-_8670237.html”):
Pope Francis told a group of nuns at Wednesday’s general audience in St Peter’s Square to embrace their maternal side and to “be mothers”.
“Chastity should be fertile, it generates spiritual children,” the pope told some 800 nuns from numerous religious orders.
While emphasising the role of women in the Church, Pope Francis has also maintained a critical position on the majority of American nuns for deviating from official Catholic doctrine by promoting “radical feminist themes” and devoting too much time to social justice while remaining quiet on issues such as birth control and same-sex marriage
Also see the related AP story.
I like this Pope. He gets to the point and likes speaking off the cuff in a way that is refreshing.