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Almost all who have had the privilege of being educated in convents remember nuns whose lives were ones of fulfilment, vigour and purpose

The Pontiff told participants at a Vatican event on religious life that the loss of clergy is weakening the Church

Doctors are unable to explain why a nun’s brain fully invaded with Alzheimer’s kept functioning at a high level

Mother Marie Adele Garnier claimed she saw a consecrated host bleed in the hands of a priest

Attorney representing Little Sisters of the Poor is ‘optimistic’ some or all of the Affordable Care Act will be repealed

Get thee from the nunnery

The Reformation may have caused women’s religious roles to be set back centuries

What I owe my ‘crazy’ nuns

Our nuns taught us that strong, well-organised women can run things without being bossed about by men

The Sisters at the Daughters of Divine Charity convent, in Norfolk, run a nursery, a care home and school

Durant police surround Rodney Earl Sanders after his initial appearance in municipal court where he was charged with two counts of capital murder in the slayings of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The nuns’ order has said it opposes the death penalty and said the sisters’ murders do ‘not demand revenge’

A man has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the killing of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill