Rostock (dpa/mv) - After more than 110 years, the Catholic order of the Thuin Franciscan Sisters is leaving Rostock. The last three nuns will go to other branches in Germany, as the Archdiocese of Hamburg announced on Tuesday. A spokesman said that the reason for this was problems with young people in the religious community. The three sisters are all over 80 years old. According to the Archdiocese, it is the last settlement of the Thuin Franciscan Sisters in the north-east.
Accordingly, the first Thuiner Franciscan nuns came to Rostock in 1909 and worked as nurses, in the children's home, in the Catholic school and in the church community. The religious site belonged to the parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus. According to the spokesman, a total of 100 sisters worked in Rostock over time. The mother house is in Thuine near Osnabrück. There are still a few locations of other Catholic religious orders in the northeast.