A nun has been thrown out of a convent in Spain for spending too much time on Facebook.

I would like to visit London and New York. Such things were impossible to even dream when at the convent.

Sister Maria Jesus Galan was asked to leave the 14th century Santo Domingo el Real convent in Toledo - where she spent 35 years - because of her interest in the social networking website.

However, Maria - who was dubbed 'Sister internet' by her disapproving peers - has seen the bright side of her dismissal and now plans to travel the world.

She wrote on her Facebook page: "I would like to visit London and New York. Such things were impossible to even dream when at the convent."