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Martina Purdy Quits BBC to Become Nun Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Oct 12, 2014, 10:33 PM

One of the leading reporters for BBC News, Martina Purdy, has resigned to join a convent as a Roman Catholic nun.

The Belfast Telegraph reports that, " One of Northern Ireland's most high-profile female journalists is quitting to become a nun. BBC political correspondent Martina Purdy, a former Belfast Telegraph business editor, said she was leaving journalism for personal reasons after nearly 25 years as a reporter."

Purdy is quoted as saying that, "Hi, I'm leaving the BBC. Here's my statement. God bless, Martina xx"

According to the Belfast Telegraph, "On the new direction her life is taking after years covering the twists and turns at Stormont, Martina, a practising Catholic, took to Twitter yesterday afternoon to reveal the details to her followers."

Purdy will focus her attention on praying from now on.

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