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Iran Expels Italian Nun who Spent her Life on the Poor of the Country

June 10, 2021
1 min read
Iran Expels Italian Nun who Spent her Life on the Poor of the Country

The Islamic Republic has ordered a 75-year-old Italian nun to leave the country after she spent more than a quarter of a decade supporting residents of a leprosy hospital in Tabriz, Vatican News reports.

Seventy-five-year-old Sister Giuseppina Berti, who has worked for 26 years in the leprosarium of Tabriz and now lives in Isfahan in the house of the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, will have to leave Iran in the coming days.

In fact, her visa has not been renewed and she has received a travel order. Her departure will make it difficult for her fellow nun, Sister Fabiola Weiss, a 77-year  years old Austrian, who has dedicated 38 years to the poor and the sick in the leprosy hospital, and whose residence permit has been renewed for another year.

Read the full story on Vatican News.

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