Anna Furman

freelance reporter for the New York Times

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Nuns are flocking to TikTok, gaining legions of followers and catching the attention of brands and unscripted reality TV shows.

NunTok: Nuns give an inside look at convent life

Nuns are flocking to TikTok, gaining legions of followers and catching the attention of brands and unscripted reality TV shows.

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