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August 26, 1989
Deena Metzger certainly misses the point about the controversy over the Carmelite convent at Auschwitz. How would she feel, as a Jew, if the Catholic Church put a 23-foot high cross on her grave? I. NELSON ROSE Los Angeles
July 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Three of four Roman Catholic nuns who barricaded themselves in a monastery nearly nine months ago to protest liberalization of their austere order ended the standoff Saturday, a diocesan spokesman said. The fourth woman, whose temporary vows expired earlier in the year, remained in the infirmary at the Monastery of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel, said Timothy Manning of the Paterson Diocese. Five of the 13 Carmelite nuns at the monastery barricaded themselves in the infirmary Oct.
July 18, 1986 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
For five days and six nights, Mother Superior Marie Madeleine Ledesma and her nine Carmelite nuns were held at gunpoint deep in the jungle by 160 Muslim rebels armed with machine guns, rifles and grenades. There was a price of two million pesos ($100,000) on their heads.
July 15, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Army units launched a major operation in the southern Philippines on Monday to rescue 10 Roman Catholic nuns and an American missionary kidnaped over the weekend. President Corazon Aquino pledged not to put the captives' lives in danger. The operation concentrated on the mountains of Mindanao island's Lanao del Sur province, 510 miles southeast of Manila, as troops tried to track Muslim insurgents suspected of having abducted the Carmelite nuns and Protestant missionary Brian Lawrence.
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