Now, widows, divorcees can also become nuns

3/9/2012 Preetha T S KOCHI: The Jacobite Syrian Church (Syrian Orthodox Church in India), which traces its origins to Saint Peter, is ordaining widows and divorcees as nuns. Conventionally, across various church denominations, only unmarried women are admitted to the fold as nuns. Around 250 nuns are part of the church, which follows Orthodox traditions, and the ...