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ISIS May Have Just Arrested Two Nuns Who Run an Orphanage in Iraq

According to some reports from the region, the rebel group known as ISIS—or as they have now proclaimed themselves, “The Islamic State”—may be responsible for the disappearance of two Catholic nuns who run an orphanage in Iraq. Three children were with them at the time of their disappearance and are now also missing.

Sources told Agenzia Fides (the Vatican’s news outlet) that they were “arrested” while returning home, but the rebels have said they are in good condition. Church officials have not been able to reach the nuns since Saturday. Sister Luigina Sako, Superior of the Chaldean Sisters, told the news agency, “In all these terrible years for our country, Sisters Atur and Miskinta have done a great job, without ever abandoning Mosul, and allowing the girls to study. We are extremely worried for them, especially for girls.” Since taking over large areas of Iraq and Syria, ISIS has imposed brutal laws, persecuting individuals who do not adhere to their strict version of Muslim ideology …

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