Forty-five women joined religious orders last year, according to official figures
Report was completed two years ago but not made public
Pope Francis adores Blessed Sacrament while visiting Camaldolese nuns in Rome
A nun describes her dramatic journey from atheism to religious life
Pope Francis tells 800 superiors of women’s orders: ‘What would the Church be without you?’
Last year there were 17 new recruits in England and Wales, up from six in 2009
Despite the furore over condoms, Light of the World, the book-length interview with Pope Benedict, is about a whole lot more than sex.