She was an “educational pioneer” who founded schools for the industrialised poor and refuges for factory girls as she “dedicated her life to the service of the most abandoned”, said Bishop Davies.
The scheme is open to all faiths and denominations and comes in the wake of last year’s Taylor Review: Sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals.
“That sudden taking of life is always so terrible but it’s exactly what we bring to the Lord in our prayer in our churches” – Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
“We must all commit ourselves to working together, in every way, to help the victims and their families and to build and strengthen our community solidarity” – Bishop John Arnold of Salford.
It has emerged that Sr Rita has been transferred to an as yet an undisclosed new appointment, but her local community at the Lalley centre wants her back.
Sr Rita Lee has urged the British government not to “cut the benefits of the less well off” stating “I’m not a politician, but I know that more needs to be done".