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A producer on Italy's version of The Voice talks to the New York Times about Suor Cristina, the singing nun currently competing: "It was not just picking a nun. It was picking that specific nun. She is young. She is talented. She fits perfectly the spirit of the show." A reverend adds: "Today faith is the last…

RIP

Sister Emmanuelle, the Belgian-born nun who became the most popular nun in France, died on Sunday in the French town of Callian. She was 99. Sister Emmanuelle often worked in slums and impoverished areas in Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt, where she would create networks of clinics and schools. Later in her life, she would…