Friday, April 11, 2003

Missionaries in Charity in Baghdad are fine

Though the nuns in Baghdad, who are looking after 22 Iraqi children, most of them mentally challenged, haven't asked for any reinforcement, two more sisters are waiting to go to the Iraqi capital."Two sisters volunteered to go to Baghdad. But they are stuck at Amman because of the war," Kumar said.Sister Nirmala, who heads the Missionaries of Charity, spoke to the four nuns about two weeks ago. "Since then we have been getting news of their well-being from our regional office in Amman," she said.Kumar said the nuns had said they were receiving "every help" locally and that they didn't need any supplies.The Missionaries of Charity is hoping to be involved in a bigger way in providing relief to those affected by the war in Iraq.