Nuns from the Order of SS. Saviour of Saint Bridget of Sweden are seen as Pope Francis arrives to leads a Holy Mass at the Swedbank Stadion in Malmo, Sweden. Photo Max Rossi/Reuters
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A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity reacts as she interacts with children at the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a children’s home founded by Mother Teresa, ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonization ceremony in Kolkata
Orthodox Christian nuns take part in an annual procession along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City, during which an icon of the Virgin Mary is carried from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to a church at the foot of the Mount of Olives, the location believed by Christians to be that of the tomb of the Virgin Mary
Nuns speak to each other before Zubik v. Burwell, an appeal brought by Christian groups demanding full exemption from the requirement to provide insurance covering contraception under the Affordable Care Act, is heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington
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