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Civil Strife Complicates Missionaries' Work in Congo

From left, Sisters Luigina, Maria and  Suzanne at their convent in Bunia. The missionary sisters had to shut down their convent in 2003 because of ongoing fighting between rival militias. They now rent out the convent's rooms to humanitarian workers.
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From left, Sisters Luigina, Maria and Suzanne at their convent in Bunia. The missionary sisters had to shut down their convent in 2003 because of ongoing fighting between rival militias. They now rent out the convent's rooms to humanitarian workers.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.