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Chaldean Catholic refugees not permitted to work in Jordan

Catholic World News - September 29, 2010

The hundreds of thousands of Chaldean Catholics who have fled Iraq for Jordan are caught in a legal limbo. Allowed in the nation as “guests” for six months, they must pay a fine each additional day they remain in the country, yet they are not permitted to work.

A Catholic official in Jordan says that it is possible that more Chaldean Catholics now live in Detroit than in Baghdad.

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