Nuns

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a group of nuns who were freed after being held by rebels, greet church officials at the Syrian border town of Jdeidat Yabous, early Monday, March. 10, 2014. Rebels in Syria freed more than a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns on Monday, ending their four-month captivity in exchange for Syrian authorities releasing dozens of female prisoners. The release of the nuns and their helpers, 16 women in all, is a rare successful prisoner-exchange deal between Syrian government authorities and the rebels seeking to overthrow the rule of President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/SANA)

Nuns freed after hostage ordeal arrive in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Greek Orthodox nuns freed after being held hostage by al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels arrived in Damascus Monday morning, ending their three-month ordeal in a rare prisoner exchange with the government. The 13 […]

03/10/2014

A view of the Supreme Court can be seen from the view from near the top of the Capitol Dome on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Court gives nuns a compromise on health care issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday offered a short-term compromise that would continue to exempt a group of Denver nuns that operates charity nursing homes from the birth control mandate of the nation’s […]

01/24/2014

2 NY nun siblings, 96 and 98, die a day apart

MENANDS, N.Y. (AP) — They were born sisters and worked as Roman Catholic sisters for decades before spending their last years living in the same upstate New York residence for nuns.

01/23/2013

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