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Jesuits by the Tigris: Men for Others in Baghdad by Rev. Joseph F. MacDonnell, S.J., documents the Jesuit Mission to Iraq, administered by the New England Province of the Society of Jesus, particularly two schools operated in Baghdad: Baghdad College (1932-1969) and Al-Hikma University (1956-1968).

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Jesuits, Missions, Missionaries, Iraq, Baghdad College, Al-Hikma University, History, Education, New England Province of the Society of Jesus


Missions and World Christianity


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