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Number of British women becoming nuns hits 25-year high

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The number of women becoming nuns in Britain reached a 25-year high last year, according to figures released by the Catholic Church on Thursday. In 2014, 45 women took holy vows, a figure that has trebled in the last five years, in contrast to a worldwide trend that has seen nuns dwindle steadily over the last four decades. "There is a gap in the market for meaning in our culture and one of the ways in which women may find that meaning is through religious life," said Father Christopher Jamison, director of the vocations office of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
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