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Nuns turn to twitter to spread the word

Nuns turn to twitter Photo: ITV Meridian

Are nuns becoming a forgotten part of our society? The latest figures show the number of women joining orders has declined dramatically over the past five decades.

Those nuns which do remain are increasingly turning to twitter to spread the word about God.

Journalism student Amber Hicks has been out to meet "The Sisters of Bethany" as part of an initiative run by ITV and the Media Trust called Breaking Into News. She sent us this thought-provoking report: