On the eve of the meeting at the Vatican of Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, and Pope Francis, it was possible to reopen the Chaldean monastery of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary in Tehran. This was reported by the official sources of the Chaldean Patriarchate which recalls that the monastery had been closed since 2013. “Our Congregation”, said Sr Luigina Sako, Superior of the Roman House of the Chaldean Daughters of Mary Sisters, “has been present in Tehran since 1963. Before the Islamic revolution we also kept a school open. The monastery is annexed to the Parish dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Now, after a suspension of more than two years, the Sisters will resume their pastoral work among the people and in the parishes”. For the time being the monastery will house two religious, Sr Batul and Sr Liliana, who had already been members of the Tehran community for many years prior to the period of its closure.
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