Nun seeks more aid for Iraqi Christians

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By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iraqi nun is urging Congress to send more aid to Christians displaced by the Islamic State group.
Sister Diana Momeka (moh-MEH’-kah), told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that religious minorities have received virtually no government help since fleeing to Iraq’s Kurdish region last August.

She said more than 120,000 of the displaced are living in containers and decrepit buildings without jobs or adequate assistance.

Momeka said he and other Christians don’t want to leave Iraq, but return to their homes in Mosul and the Nineveh plain when Islamic State militants are driven out.

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