State Department honors Aleppo nun
April 05, 2017
First Lady Melania Trump has given the State Department’s International Women of Courage Award to 13 women, including a Salesian sister who serves in Aleppo.
Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh “has worked tirelessly to support the needs of Syria’s most vulnerable populations, particularly internally displaced persons and children,” according to the State Department. “She has been a beacon of hope to both Muslims and Christians alike, while putting her own life at risk.”
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