Nun and pastor risk staying in Homs, Syria to care for nursing home residents

(ENInews)—Reformed church representatives say there is concern for the safety of an 80-year old nun and a Protestant pastor working in a church-run nursing home for elderly people in the Syrian town of Homs. Sister Valentine and the Rev. Mofid Karajaili have chosen to stay with residents of the Evangelical Centre for the Elderly in the Bab Sbaa neighborhood despite escalating violence between government and opposition forces in the city, according to people with knowledge of the situation. [328 words, ENI-12-0361]