English nun who hid Jews from Nazis could become a saint

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A little-known English nun who helped to hide Italian Jews from the Nazis in wartime Rome is being considered as a possible saint.

Mother Ricarda Beauchamp Hambrough is credited with playing a vital role in saving the lives of more than 60 Jews by smuggling them into her convent.

The Bridgettines, the order to which she belonged, have now applied to the Vatican for permission to open her cause for sainthood.

If granted she will become one of four British women whose sainthood cases are under consideration by the Church.

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