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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...

A nun from a cloistered all-female convent in the Italian city of Macerata has given birth after going to hospital with a stomach ache, reportedly unaware she w According to Italian newspaper Il Gazz...

A Roman Catholic nun has told the jury in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that he had expressed sympathy for his victims from the bombings at the 2013 Boston Mar According to the New York Times, on Mo...

A Spanish nun plans to run as a radical election candidate in Catalan's elections. Sister Teresa Forcades from the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat has a degree in Public Health from Harvard Unive...

An Italian-born nun who confronted notorious outlaw and a folk hero Billy the Kid has been put on a path to possible sainthood. The case for Sister Blandina Segale's canonisation has been presented b...

A group of Catholic nuns protesting construction on land belonging to their congregation have been assaulted by unknown assailants. The incident occurred after the nuns of the Sisters of St Paul in H...

A nun based in the war torn Syrian city of Aleppo says she is committed to staying there, despite an ongoing bombardment. "Please help us - the bombs are falling all around us, but we are not going t...

Two nuns have admitted embezzling approximately $500,000 from a Catholic school in California and using it at casinos in Las Vegas, it has been claimed. Sister Mary Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang took...

A Catholic charity has provided £180,000 so nuns helping displaced Christians and others in Kurdistan can have a new convent. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), which is part of the Vatican, has given...

The hearing regarding an outdoor chapel set up in Pennsylvania, in an attempt to block a proposed natural gas pipeline's path began on Wednesday. The Adorers of the Blood of Christ are protesting a p...

Residents at the Vatican are swapping robes and clerical collars for tracksuits and trainers. An athletics club for the Holy See has been launched. The 60 members include nuns, Swiss Guards, a 62-yea...

Nuns in Italy have run for their lives after a 6.6 earthquake destroyed a cathedral and basilica. The nuns knelt in prayer after firefighters rescued them in the town of Norcia. Emergency services ha...

Two nuns have reportedly been rescued after they were stuck in an Italian lift without food or water for three days. The unnamed sisters, a 69-year-old from New Zealand and a 58-year-old from Ireland...

Two nuns in Spain have undergone virginity tests in an attempt to defend the leader of their order from allegations of sexual abuse.  Feliciano Miguel Rosendo da Silva, 57, was arrested in March...

A group of US nuns is taking time out from prayers to create what's being described as 'heavenly' cheesecakes. The sisters from New Skeete monastery in New York state are selling the desserts for $40...

A Bishop in Bangladesh is condemning an attack on nuns in the country. It's reported Sisters from the Pontifical Institute of Foreign Missions were violently assaulted by a gang of up to 60 armed men...

A Spanish nurse who helped treat a priest who died from Ebola has contracted the illness. The unnamed female worker is the first person to catch the disease outside of Africa.She was involved in the ...