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Problems for Iraq’s Christian refugees are ‘totally overwhelming,’ says nun

December 02, 2014

The prioress of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Iraq has described the difficult circumstances of refugees who have fled the advance of the Islamic State.

“After four months of exile there are no signs of hope that the situation here in Iraq will be resolved peacefully,” Sister Marie Hanna told the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

“Many still are forced to stay in unfinished buildings on construction sites,” she said. Christian refugees “are jobless, their children do not attend school … The problems are totally overwhelming, and it seems as if our efforts are amounting to nothing.”


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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Dec. 02, 2014 8:26 PM ET USA

    But George W. Bush said that Iraq was better off with Saddam gone!