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Annie Philomena Lee (born 24 March 1933) is an Irish nurse and activist.

Her life was shown in the 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith. The book was made into a movie titled Philomena (2013), which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

Lee is now an activist and spokesperson for adoption rights. Lee has created The Philomena Project in order to raise awareness about adoption laws and find ways to improve them.

In February 2014, she met Pope Francis to discuss the Catholic church's adoption policies.

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