Pakistan: reopening of convent school destroyed by Taliban
CWN - April 12, 2012
The Sisters of the Presentation have reopened a northern Pakistani convent school that had been destroyed by the Taliban in 2008. The reopening of the school follows the Pakistani army’s defeat of the Taliban in the area.
“As a congregation we consulted each other and we decided to go back to being present, with our commitment to education, in an area populated by Muslims and tribals,” said Sister Riffat Sadiq. “In the school there are already three sisters and over 80 girls enrolled, who will be followed up from elementary school through high school. We are very happy to have been able to bring a Christian witness of development and education in a context that is so difficult.”
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Apr. 14, 2012 12:47 PM ET USA
What courage! I'm sure these nuns love the people they live among as did the monks of Tibhirine who were eventually murdered in 1996.
Posted by: Justin8110 -
Apr. 12, 2012 8:38 PM ET USA
This is excellent news. I will pray for the success of this school both in matters of education and matters of faith. May many Muslims and tribals be converted and brought out of the darkness of their false and often evil beliefs.