Singing nun wins The Voice in Italy

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ITALY (June 10, 2014) – Sister Cristina might not fit your image of a nun, but she rocked Italian TV.

Her audition on Italy’s version of The Voice shocked the audience and the judges.

The 25-year-old Sicilian nun sang her way to the finals of this singing competition without any flashy costumes or makeup.

And just yesterday, she won the competition, beating out a long-haired rocker.

She received congratulations from the Vatican, with top Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi tweeting after her win, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others.”

Before entering the convent, Sister Cristina sang at weddings and local contests.

Now that she has a recording contract and world-wide fame, she claims she has no intention of leaving the convent.

Ever showing her humility, when her win was announced, Sister Cristina asked the audience to join her in saying The Lord’s Prayer.

With over 50 million YouTube views of her singing, she may well become Pope Francis’ top recruiter for a young and modern Catholic Church.