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Religious statues which sit atop Notre Dame Cathedral have come down for the first time in more than a century as part of a restoration of the Paris c A 100-metre high crane lowered the cop...

Specialists shoring up fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral have returned to the Paris site for the first time in nearly a month. This time the workers were wearing disposable underwear and other protec...

Notre Dame's melted roof has left very high lead levels in the plaza outside the cathedral and in adjacent roads. Police in Paris said lead levels were found to be between 32 and 65 times the recomme...

The Vatican's representative to the United Nations has warned that the process of world nuclear disarmament is 'in crisis'. Archbishop Bernardito Auza told a UN session on nuclear weapons the 'incalc...

The number of hotels providing Bibles on bedstands has decreased dramatically over the past decade, a US survey has found. The survey, conducted by analytics company STR, found that the percentage of...

A nun in Slovenia has been removed from teaching after allegdly stabbing a boy in the hand to emphasise what Jesus might have felt on the cross.  The Mirror reported that Sister Ludovita was tea...

A nun working as a nurse caring for elderly people has been accused of telling an elderly patient to die.  Sister Mary Olimma allegedly told a pensioner: "Why don't you take your medication you ...

A Nebraskan nun has been told that she cannot wear her habit in the classroom because of a 100-year-old law created to appease the Ku Klux Klan. Sister Madeleine Miller, 37, a theology teacher, said ...

An underdog US college basketball team's winning run has come to an end, despite the divine intervention of their super-fan: a 98-year-old nun. As Loyola-Chicago left the court after an NCAA defeat t...

An Australian nun who had criticised the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's policies, including his brutal war on drugs, arrived home from the Philippines The nun, Sister Patricia Fox, aged&nbs...

A nun from Aleppo is visiting Scotland to give an eye-witness account of the struggle for religious freedom in Syria.  Sister Annie Demerjian will talk about her work providing emergency aid and...

A high-profile nun has challenged the state governor of Arkansas in the United States to do "what is morally right" following his decision to schedule eight inm Sister Helen Prejean condemned what wo...

A 78-year-old nun was arrested after being caught shoplifting £16 worth of coffee, snacks and toiletries from a central Pennsylvania store, state police said. Officers said Sister Agnes Pennino was ...

A robot has been introduced as a priest in a Buddhist temple in Japan, with one Catholic theologian suggesting they could work in churches too. The robot Mindar can recite a pre-programmed sermon but...

A nun in Oklahoma has made an emotional last ditch plea to save the life of a man on death row. Richard Glossip faces execution after being convicted of murdering his boss, but he claims he has been ...

A nun in Spain says that she received death threats for suggesting Mary probably had sex with Joseph. Sister Lucia Caram of the Dominican order made the comments on Spanish television on Sunday."I th...

A nun in France has been refused a place at a care home because of her veil. Her headwear forms part of the traditional habit worn by nuns, but was deemed an "ostentatious religious symbol" by social...

A Catholic nun has revealed she has spent more than 650 days tweeting daily prayers to the US president. Sister Susan Francois, 46, of the Sisters of St Joseph of Peace religious order, sent her first...

A Syrian nun has told Russian media the West and Arab nations are undermining any efforts to bring peace to her country because they are "financing and protecti Mother Agnes-Mariam from the monastery...

The only nun who votes for the Academy Award winners says she doesn't mind watching the movies - despite some of the content. Revd Mother Dolores Hart gets to help decide who walks away with a statue...