Sister Cristina steps into new role — acting

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Pope Francis shakes greets Sister Cristina, an Italian nun and singer, during the weekly audience at the Vatican on Dec. 10, 2014. Sister Cristina won the 2014 season of "The Voice of Italy" singing competition. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Pope Francis shakes greets Sister Cristina, an Italian nun and singer, during the weekly audience at the Vatican on Dec. 10, 2014. Sister Cristina won the 2014 season of "The Voice of Italy" singing competition. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

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ROME (RNS) The 27-year-old Italian nun will take on the role of Mary Robert, a young and shy nun with an impressive singing voice in the stage production of "Sister Act."