Help us ‘go back home,’ displaced Iraqi sister urges U.S. Congress

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May 13, 2015

Jacqueline Isaac, vice president of Roads of Success in Los Angeles, becomes emotional while testifying at a May 13 hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington titled "Ancient Communities Under Attack: ISIS's War on Religious Minorities." She was telling the story of a young girl who was murdered by members of the Islamic State, or ISIS. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See ISIS-HEARING May 13, 2015.

Jacqueline Isaac, vice president of Roads of Success in Los Angeles, becomes emotional while testifying at a May 13 hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington titled “Ancient Communities Under Attack: ISIS’s War on Religious Minorities.” She was telling the story of a young girl who was murdered by members of the Islamic State, or ISIS. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Speaking quietly and deliberately, Dominican Sister Diana Momeka from Iraq urged a congressional committee hearing May 13 to help the displaced Christian refugees in Iraq to “go back home.”

“We want nothing more than to go back to our lives; we want nothing more than to go home,” Sister Diana, a Dominican Sister of St. Catherine of Siena of Mosul, Iraq, told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

During the hearing: “Ancient Communities Under Attack: ISIS’s War on Religious Minorities,” Sister Diana was one of four women who spoke of the urgent need to not only help and protect religious minorities but also to preserve and save religious sites.

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