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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘nun’

Nun Wins ‘Voice’ Contest in Italy

One of the biggest goals of Pope Francis in his brief popedom thus far has been to get the Catholic Church closer to the average person, prompting church officials to “go out into the streets”. Francis’s message resonated with Sister Cristina Scuccia so much that she decided to do Pope Francis one better and take her talents to national television, …

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Nun Sentenced To Prison For Peace Activism

The 84-year-old nun, Sister Megan Rice, is no stranger to activism. She has been protesting and wreaking havoc on sites that deal with nuclear power for decades. Now, she has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. She doesn’t seem to mind though, because she was quoted by Al Jazeera as saying that being in prison for an extended …

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Nun Sentenced to 35 Months in Prison for Anti-Nuclear Protest

A Federal District Judge sentenced an 84-year-old Roman Catholic nun to 35 months in prison Tuesday for breaking into a nuclear facility on July 28, 2012. Sister Megan Rice was found guilty of damaging more than $1,000 worth of U.S. government property at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Protesters Greg Boertje-Obed, 57, and 63-year-old Michael Walli …

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Sister Megan Rice, A Nun Facing Life In Prison

Sister Megan Rice is an 83-year-old Catholic nun who will likely be spending the rest of her life in prison. Her and two other peace activists were protesting a nuclear power plant when they took it a little further than just holding signs. The three are accused of breaking into the Oak Ridge nuclear facility in Tennessee. According to the …

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Roxana Rodriguez On Being Pregnant: “It’s Not Possible. I’m A Nun.”

A catholic nun in Italy has given birth to a healthy baby boy whom she named Francesco (Francis), after the new pope. The nun reportedly called for an ambulance on Wednesday morning after experiencing abdominal pains, which she thought were normal stomach pains. Lo and behold, she was actually pregnant, delivering a 9-pound baby. Roxana Rodriguez is a native of El …

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Roxana Rodriguez Is The Pregnant Nun

A pregnant nun sounds like something you might see in an Adam Sandler movie, but it is actually a real scenario. 31 year old Roxana Rodriguez was living a simple life in a convent, but all that changed one night when she started experiencing stomach pain. The pain got so bad that the nun went to the hospital where she …

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Pregnant Nun Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant

31 year-old nun Roxana Rodriguez from the Little Disciples of Jesus convent in Rieti, Italy, received the shock of her life when she delivered a healthy baby boy, on Wednesday. Apparently, Rodriguez did not know that she was expecting, and only realized she was when she started to feel intense stomach pains. “I did not know I was pregnant. I …

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Pregnant Nun Surprises Roman Catholic Church

A 31-year-old El Salvadoran nun has caught the Roman Catholic Church off guard by giving birth to a baby boy. Roxana Rodriguez was rushed to a hospital in Rieti, Italy on Wednesday for severe stomach pains. She eventually had the baby several hours later and decided to name him Francesco in honor of the Pope. Rodriguez apparently told doctors that her …

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Nun Birth in Italy Quite the Shocker

In “oops” news, a nun who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth to a nine pound baby boy Wednesday, in the small, central Italian city of Rieti. The 31-year-old nun, originally from El Salvador, said she started having stomach pains Wednesday morning and called an ambulance. A few hours later she was in a hospital recovering from labor. “I …

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Cloistered Nun: 86 Years Of Monastery Living A World Record

A cloistered nun with 86 years of service to her monastery has died. The AP reports that Sister Teresita Barajuen has died at the age of 105. She is believed to hold the world record for years of being cloistered in a monastery. She entered the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery at the age of 19 and only left a few …

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