Archbishop bans all foreigners from nunneries
30 March 2007, MADRID – Two would-be nuns were expelled from a nunnery because they are foreigners, it emerged on Friday.
30 March 2007
MADRID – Two would-be nuns were expelled from a nunnery because they are foreigners, it emerged on Friday.
The Indian women have had to return home after they were not admitted from the Convent of Piety in Granada, which is run by the order of Madres Dominicas.
The mother superior said the archbishop of Granada, Francisco Javier Martínez, has banned foreigners from being nuns in his diocese and said the nunneries were only for Spaniards.
The women were sent to another nunnery which they did not like because there were only four nuns and they were all old.
Foreigners have been banned from nunneries in this part of Spain since the present archbishop arrived in 2003.
The same archbishop also faces a legal case, brought by a priest in his diocese, for alleged bullying in the work place.
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Subject: Spanish news