Nuns on run to escape retirement

| 27/07/2010

(Washington Post): Two French nuns in their eighties are on the run after refusing to accept an order by a superior to put them into a retirement home for sisters. The octogenarians had been teaching in a school in south-eastern France for about 30 years when they were told at the start of July they would be uprooted almost 400 kilometers away and placed in an old people’s home. A third nun, who had also planned to disobey an order for the first time in her life, is recovering in hospital after breaking her hip. "At that age you don’t move people about. It kills them," said the nephew of 89-year-old sister Maurice-Marie, who is in hospital and who was decorated with France’s highest honor in 2009 for her dedication to education and acts of charity.

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