RELIGION
03/27/2014 10:31 am ET Updated Mar 27, 2014

South Sudan's Missionary Nuns Stand Their Ground Amidst Violence, Threats And Trauma

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rumbek, South Sudan - Nuns in South Sudan know a thing or two about war. "We learned fast with the bullets whistling past our ears," said Sister Barbara Paleczny, chuckling at the memory of her younger self when she moved here five years ago.

Paleczny, 70, a teacher with the Rome-based NGO Solidarity with South Sudan, has lived in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. But it's the city of Malakal - where civil war has raged in recent months - that she calls home.

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