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Fighting nuns!

Date 3 Oct 2007
Author The Editor

At bdaily Towers we try to keep an eye out for unusual stories for the And Finally section. We try to vary the topics of these stories, but regular readers will have noticed some common themes. Stupid criminals, for example, often feature quite heavily. We’ve also noticed several stories about nuns over the past few months – so here’s another one to add to the list…

A convent in Italy is being shut down after a fight between its last three remaining nuns. The Mother Superior ended up in hospital with scratches to her face after the fight between the sisters of the Santa Clara convent in Bari. Now the local archbishop has intervened and asked the Vatican for permission to close the convent, reports the BBC.

Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista say they were driven to distraction by the habits of their Mother Superior. They became so angry that during the summer, they turned on Sister Liliana, scratching her face and throwing her to the ground. The two nuns have now moved into a nearby convent leaving Sister Liliana barricaded inside.

Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri wrote to the Vatican asking for permission to close the convent down. But Sister Liliana is not going without a fight. She has not once left the nunnery in 44 years and has written to the Pope telling him she will only leave when God decides it is time to go.

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  3. even more fighting nuns!

    Rich 13:40 3 Oct 2007

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