20-June-2007 -- Catholic World News Brief |

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Catholic School Opens in Afghanistan

Kabul, Jun. 20, 2007 (CWNews.com) - The Jesuit Refugee Service has opened a technical school in Herat, Afghanistan, AsiaNews reports.

The construction of the school cost around $146,000, which was paid for by donors from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The technical school has almost 500 students, including 120 girls.

In addition to the Jesuits, the Missionaries of Charity, the Little Sisters of Jesus, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary and Dominican Missionary Sisters are present in the country.

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