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Rappler's latest stories on The Nun


Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:24 PM

Pope Francis says the problem can be found 'anywhere' but is prevalent in 'some new congregations and in some regions'

POPE FRANCIS. In this file photo, Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference held on board the flight to Rome. File photo by Andrew Medichini/Pool/AFP

California nuns stole school funds for Vegas gambling, travel

Dec 11, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Sisters Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang, who are said to be best friends, took the money from tuition, fees, and donations at St. James Catholic School

Sister Fox now in Australia, hits Duterte 'tyranny'

Nov 04, 2018 - 1:36 PM

'There has been a culture of impunity for a long time, and it is getting worse,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox as she arrives in Melbourne

LEAVING PHILIPPINES. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox enters the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 for her flight to Australia in the evening of November 3, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'The Nun' review: Sister hack

Sep 09, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'The Nun' abuses darkness out of convenience

Priests, nuns donate P300,000 to kids of murdered mom

Jul 19, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Hospicio de San Jose offers to accept the orphans of slain 27-year-old Jennifer Taburada, who was killed by masked gunmen in Caloocan City

DONATIONS FOR ORPHANS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle turns over to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David around P300,000 in Mass collections on July 19, 2018, for children left behind by slain parents. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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May 24, 2018 - 10:05 AM

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WEAVING HOPE. It's in the Sinagtala weaving center where women are able to escape and eventually, heal from the scars of the war. Photo courtesy of Sinagtala

Sister Patricia Fox: 'Whatever happens, I will be forever grateful'

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'I may lose my right to be in the Philippines, but I can never lose the learnings and beautiful memories,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox, whom the Bureau of Immigration ordered to leave the Philippines

DETAINED OVERNIGHT. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox (C) is escorted by immigration officers during her release from detention at the Bureau of Immigration in Manila on April 17, 2018, a day after she was arrested. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Malacañang backs BI order for Australian nun to leave

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stresses that Sister Patricia Fox 'violated the terms and conditions' of her missionary visa in the Philippines

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Protesters in a rally outside the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on April 25, 2018, slam the BI order to forfeit the missionary visa of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:55 AM

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Sis Pat Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Philippines orders Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Bureau of Immigration forfeits the missionary visa of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox 'due to her involvement in partisan political activities'

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Australian nun Patricia Fox is ordered to leave the Philippines because she supposedly engaged in 'partisan political activities.' File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte admits ordering probe vs Australian nun

Apr 18, 2018 - 5:52 PM

(UPDATED) 'Huwag mo papasukin kasi walang hiya ang bunganga ng madre na 'yan,' says a fuming President Rodrigo Duterte about Sister Patricia Fox

Sis Pat Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte critics slam detention of 71-year-old Australian nun

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Lawmaker Carlos Zarate refutes claims that Sister Patricia Fox is engaging in partisan activities, as upholding human rights is not a form of meddling

DETAINED NUN. Protesters in a rally outside the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on April 17, 2018, call for the release of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox from the BI. Photo by Maria Tan

Bishop fears crackdown amid Australian nun's detention

Apr 16, 2018 - 10:12 PM

'Ibig sabihin wala pang martial law ngayon, iniisa-isa na nila ang mga taong kumokontra sa kanila,' says Bishop Pabillo as he visits detained Sister Patricia Fox

DETAINED NUN. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo (right) visits detained Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox at the Bureau of Immigration in the evening of April 16, 2018. Photo courtesy of CBCP News

Bureau of Immigration detains Australian missionary nun

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Detained Sister Patricia Fox, 71, is a missionary with the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, and has worked in the Philippines for 27 years, says CBCP News

DETAINED NUN. The Bureau of Immigration detains missionary nun Sister Patricia Fox on April 16, 2018, says CBCP News. Photo courtesy of CBCP News

WATCH: Hip Hop gets holy with Colombia's rapping nun

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Maria Valentina also plays the ukulele and once played rock guitar

RAPPING NUN. Sister Maria Valentina will be performing for the pope during his visit to Colombia. Rappler screenshot

Nuns hit back in battle with Katy Perry over convent

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:01 AM

The pair of nuns claim that an incorrect translation of a Vatican decree was used to convince the judge to clear the sale of property

KATY PERRY. Nuns hit back at Katy as they try to prevent the singer from buying the property of their convent. File photo shows Katy at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on January 10, 2016. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Pope to gossiping priests, nuns: 'Bite your tongue'

Feb 02, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Pope Francis also reminds the clergy not to break their religious vows of chastity poverty and obedience

epa05138558 A handout picture released by Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano shows Pope Francis during an audience with nuns and priests for the conclusion of the Year of Consecrated Life in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican, 01 February 2016. EPA/OSSERVATORE ROMANO / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Filipino nuns to Pope Francis: Reform our Church

Jan 16, 2015 - 11:16 AM

He embodies the Gospel He is courageous enough to condemn social evils

FIVE POPES. Augustinian Recollect Sister Sally Ubo says she feels blessed she will see the 5th pope in her lifetime. She says Pope Francis isd simple and leads by example. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Italy's singing nun releases first album

Nov 10, 2014 - 10:58 PM

The album contains a cover of Madonna s 1984 hit Like a Virgin

WATCH: Singing nun, 'Voice of Italy' champ, sings 'Like a Virgin'

Oct 23, 2014 - 1:06 AM

Her upcoming album is due in November

#PugadBaboy: Takot sa Madre

Jul 31, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Christian leader appeals for missing Iraq nuns

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:54 PM

Militants led by the jihadist Islamic State group overrun Mosul and parts of the surrounding province in an offensive that began June 9 alarming world leaders and displacing hundreds of thousands

WOMEN. Iraqi Christian women fleeing the violence in the village of Qaraqush, about 30 kms east of the northern province of Nineveh, are pictured speaking to a nun upon their arrival at a community center in the Kurdish city of Arbil in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on June 26, 2014. Photo by AFP/Safin Hamed

WATCH: Singing nun wins 'The Voice of Italy'

Jun 06, 2014 - 10:31 AM

The rebel turned nun now singing sensation is awarded a record contract under Universal

Nun sings 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' on 'The Voice of Italy'

Apr 17, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Sister Cristina Scuccia shows this is not going to be just a short sister act – she s definitely in the competition for the long haul

WebHits: Nun Cristina Scuccia impresses at The Voice Italy

Mar 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Singing nun surprises coaches of The Voice Italy

Pope hits priests, nuns with brand-new cars

Jul 07, 2013 - 10:24 AM

Donate savings to the poor instead Pope Francis says