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16 January 2014 | by Elena Curti

Desert witness

Sr Aziza, campaigner for justice

A Comboni sister in the Holy Land has won praise around the world for her work with African asylum seekers. She has heard horrific stories about their treatment at the hands of kidnappers and traffickers but says that the experience has brought her closer to God As the minibus rolls along highways flanked by Israel’s security barriers on the West Bank, Sr Aziza considers a question about her future and where she will work next. Finally, she replies that she is happy to move on at any time and does not worry about where she is sent. “Anywhere is a place to a missionary,” she says.Sr Aziza’s career is living proof of that. She has worked in African war zones, in Britain and in the Holy Land, where for three years she listened to stories of the most degrading and vio


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