Nuns pray during an early morning Rorate mass in Frnaciscan church in Bratislava on Thursday. Rorate Mass which is traditionally celebrated in Advent, in honour of Holy Mary, in the dark of the morning before sunrise, by candlelight
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Novice Buddhist nuns walk to collect alms in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday.
Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the military’s longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party secures a widely-expected victory.
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Nuns celebrate as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York yesterday
Nuns seem happy and animated at the end of the Pope’s weekly audience in St Peter’s square at the Vatican on Wednesday
Two nuns look on as workers erect a Christmas tree in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The tree comes from Bavaria, Germany, is 25 metres high and weighs 7.2 tonnes.
Orthodox Christian nuns gather before the start of a procession outside Jerusalem’s Old City. About 200 Orthodox Christians took part in an annual procession in which an icon of the Virgin Mary is carried from a church at the foot of the Mount of Olives.
A Bengal tiger looks out from inside a glass enclosure as Filipino nuns wander around Malabon Zoo with an orangutan called “Pacquiao” in Malabon City, Manila in the Philippines. The zoo is marking its 25th anniversary