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Ireland finally says sorry to the 10,000 'Magdalene Sister slaves' of its Catholic workhouses who were locked up and brutalised by nuns

A plaque dedicated to Magdalane Laundry survivors in St Stephens Green in Dublin. Between 1922 and 1996 an estimated 10,000 young Irish girls were sent to the laundries where they were were forced to work without pay

Ireland finally says sorry to the 10,000 'Magdalene Sister slaves' of its Catholic workhouses who were locked up and brutalised by nuns

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Ireland finally says sorry to the 10,000 'Magdalene Sister slaves' of its Catholic workhouses who were locked up and brutalised by nuns

An estimated 10,000 young Irish girls were sent to the laundries where they were were forced to work without pay and were subjected to a strict regime at the hands of the nuns who ran the institutions

Sisters of Bon Secours. The nursing cap was designed after a nun's habit to pay homage to the work nun's did caring for the sick and poor.

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Young girls – one nine years old – were dispatched to the Magdalene laundries to work as unpaid labour for the most trivial of “offences” such as not paying a bus fare. Many had committed no offence; indeed were themselves victims of an abusive home life

Sisters Germaine(1903-1945) and Madeleine Tambour (1908-1945)belonged to the Resistance network SOE (Special Operations Executive). Arrested in 1943, efforts to liberate them by paying ransom to a German officer were in vain. The three women were deported to Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany, where they perished, gassed in 1945.

Pope Leo X 1475 – 1521. Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521. Was born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, He is known for starting indulgences.(paying catholic for forgiveness of your sins) and the writing the Exsurge Domine challenging of Martin Luther 95 Theses. This was all a plan to show publicly an argument between the differing sides. This way catholic’s chose to create their own rebellion, one that could be more easily controlled and directed.