Nun could be made saint (UK)





A NUN who worked with Manchester's poor in the 19th century could become Britain's next saint.

Sister Elizabeth Prout opened schools and gave a lifeline to thousands during the industrial revolution from her city centre base.

Her work, which centred around impoverished female immigrants who rushed to the city to work in the mills, has now put her in line to become the first female British saint for 40 years.

A file of her life, which took 14 years to prepare, will be sent to the Vatican - the first stage in the canonisation process.



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