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(from ONE magazine March 2008)

Dominicans Take Charge in Jordan
Posted: 27 Mar 2008

A Comboni sister cares for newborn babies at the Italian Hospital in Amman, Jordan.  (photo: Steve Sabella) 

Five Dominican Sisters of the Presentation now hold administrative positions at Amman’s Italian Hospital, which for the past eight decades has been directed by the Comboni Missionary Sisters. The arrival of the sisters from neighboring Iraq marks the first step toward a gradual transfer of leadership to the Iraqi religious, who in Baghdad administer St. Raphael’s, an 86-bed general hospital.

Due to declining numbers in their ranks, the Comboni sisters can no longer handle the Italian Hospital’s day-to-day management.

Owned by the Italian Catholic missionary society, ANZMI, the 60-bed general hospital, with assistance from the Pontifical Mission, offers low-cost medical treatment to Amman’s neediest, including Iraqi refugees.

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