May 22, 2012 – NPLC Chair Father Paul Schenck and several NPLC allies welcomed Dominican Sisters from Mosul, Iraq to Faith and Action headquarters. Here Father blesses Mother Maria Hanna, O.P., general prioress of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, and Sister Dianna.
Father Schenck said, “We received them as special guests on behalf of the Christians of the United States. These are tremendously courageous women who are mortal danger, operating schools and maternity hospitals in some of the most dangerous areas of Iraq. They’re in the process of negotiating with the Iraqi government for the return of 80 of their schools that were nationalized under the regime of Saddam Hussein. They have 140 sisters in Baghdad and are growing, showing that the persecuted Church is the strongest Church.”
Mother Maria, general prioress of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, and Sister Dianna at Faith and Action's missionary center in Washington, D.C.
Fr. Paul Schenck leads Christian delegation welcoming Mother Maria and Sister Dianna of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena from Mosul, Iraq to Washington, D.C.