Italy: Former nuns tie the knot and call on Catholic Church to be more tolerant of same sex marriage

Italy: Former nuns tie the knot and call on Catholic Church to be more tolerant of same sex marriage
Mark Piggott

Two former Franciscan nuns who met and fell in love while working at a drug rehabilitation centre in Italy have been married in a civil union in the town of Pinerolo near Turin, say reports on Wednesday (20 September). Federica and Isabel, both aged 44, have now renounced their vocation, but confirm that they still have faith in God. "God wants people happy, to live the love in the light of the sun," Isabel, from Latin America, said in an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa.