Wartime saviour nun from Brighton on road to sainthood





A nun from Brighton who helped hide persecuted Jews, Communists and Poles from the Nazis in wartime Rome is being considered for sainthood.

Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough was baptised as a child at Brighton's St Mary Magdalene Church.

She later became a nun and saved the lives of more than 60 people by smuggling them into her convent in Rome.

The Pope is to make her "a servant of God" - two steps away from sainthood.




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