The Poor Clares, an isolated group of non-speaking nuns, have taken it upon themselves to pray for the ills of the world—praying made easier thanks to a live link to world-at-large bad news.

This rapid-reaction crack prayer unit has been enabled thanks to an art project by students at South London art college Goldsmiths, who have created a custom-made, T-shaped news ticker. The nuns have previously prayed in response to letters, phone calls and emails read on their lone computer—now they're able to pray for the victims of bad news as it breaks. [The Guardian]