Public Outcry Stalls Beauty Contest For Nuns
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An Italian priest set aside his plan to hold a beauty contest for nuns. Reverend Antonio Rungi says he wanted to change the image of nuns, wanted to fight their stereotype as old and cranky. So, he planned an online competition for nuns with the best, quote, "overall beauty." But Reverend Rungi was attacked in phone calls and in e-mails, so he says for now he is putting off the competition that he called Miss Sister 2008.
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