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Italian archbishop closes convent after nuns come to blows
Yahoo news ^ | 9/30/07

Posted on 10/02/2007 2:40:23 PM PDT by Kimmers

ROME (AFP) - A convent in southern Italy is being shut down after a quarrel among its last three remaining nuns ended in blows, press reports said Sunday.

Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista, reportedly upset about their mother superior's authoritarian ways, scratched her in the face and threw her to the ground at Santa Clara convent near Bari in an incident in July that was kept quiet until now.

Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri tried to reconcile the nuns but finally decided in late August that they had "clearly lost their religious vocation" and asked the Vatican for permission to close the convent.

Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista moved to another convent, but Sister Liliana barricaded herself inside, refusing to leave, the reports said, adding that she suspected Battista Pichierri of planning to cede the convent to another community.

Liliana has been at the convent since its founding in 1963.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fighting; nuns
New definition of a "bad habit"

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1 posted on 10/02/2007 2:40:28 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

Wow. Something tells me these sisters abandoned the morning rosary some time ago.


2 posted on 10/02/2007 2:43:12 PM PDT by Integrityrocks
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To: Kimmers

Does this qualify as a cat fight?


3 posted on 10/02/2007 2:44:45 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Kimmers

Another form of a “cat fight” a “nun fight”. Good thing it was not the old babes that used to beat on me, it could have been deadly.


4 posted on 10/02/2007 2:47:20 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: Kimmers

Obviously the result of global warming...an in-convent truth.


5 posted on 10/02/2007 2:47:41 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Kimmers

[[[Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista, reportedly upset about their mother superior’s authoritarian ways, scratched her in the face and threw her to the ground at Santa Clara convent near Bari in an incident in July that was kept quiet until now.]]]

Is there You Tube video?


6 posted on 10/02/2007 2:48:17 PM PDT by Missey_Lucy_Goosey
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To: Recon Dad

“Good thing it was not the old babes that used to beat on me”

They were too fond of that yardstick!


7 posted on 10/02/2007 2:50:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Missey_Lucy_Goosey
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8 posted on 10/02/2007 3:16:26 PM PDT by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets.)
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To: Kimmers

Can’t wait for the Roger Corman movie based on this story with hot Hollywood babes in it!


9 posted on 10/02/2007 3:19:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: Revolting cat!
The title will be, I've just learned:

Nuns in Heat!


10 posted on 10/02/2007 3:20:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: Kimmers

11 posted on 10/02/2007 3:31:21 PM PDT by Clock King (Bring the noise!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Actually, it sounds like a Monty Python skit to me.

I can just see Terry Jones as one of the nuns.


12 posted on 10/02/2007 3:36:10 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Oh, I deserved everything I got and stuff they never caught me doing, but they were a vicious crew of black robed sadists.
Now the Irish Christian Brothers were a story unto themselves.


13 posted on 10/02/2007 3:42:07 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: Kimmers

“Italian archbishop closes convent after nuns come to blows”

The archbishop doesn’t like it when they leave out the mud-wrestling
and the wet T-Shirt contest.

(just joking of course...
but that’s the sort of response I would have expected from some of
my childhood Catholic buddies!)


14 posted on 10/02/2007 3:43:41 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Kimmers
I never went to Catholic school (I probably should have to get "learned" properly)... but dang, would definately NOT want to have one of these nuns holding down the classroom "fortress." Can you imagine their skills with a ruler and eraser

:-)

15 posted on 10/02/2007 3:53:39 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Kimmers

16 posted on 10/02/2007 4:01:55 PM PDT by Grim
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To: Kimmers
Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri tried to reconcile the nuns but finally decided in late August that they had "clearly lost their religious vocation" and asked the Vatican for permission to close the convent.

*Snort*

Oh Great. I can just see the cellphone footage on YouTube..."Nuns Gone Wild".

17 posted on 10/02/2007 4:29:46 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (Food imported from China = "Cesspool + Flavor-Straw")
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To: Kimmers

So what’s the archbishops beef?


18 posted on 10/02/2007 4:32:48 PM PDT by jwh_Denver (WWII. "I built a slit trench, a mortar shell came in one side and blew me out the other")
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To: Kimmers

I’m sure they were nun-too-proud.


19 posted on 10/02/2007 4:39:00 PM PDT by DanielLongo (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Kimmers

When God-fearing women get the blues...


20 posted on 10/02/2007 4:40:31 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: ansel12

Aw shucks, I wanted to see hair flying.


21 posted on 10/02/2007 4:42:53 PM PDT by Missey_Lucy_Goosey
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