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Saint of the Day: St. Wenceslaus

Horror: 4 Nuns Slaughtered in Terror Attack

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 03/04/16

It happened in Yemen:

Four nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Blessed Mother Teresa were among 16 people killed by gunmen who stormed an senior care home in the Yemeni port city of Aden on Friday, officials and witnesses said. Reportedly four gunmen told a guard they were on a visit to their mother, entered the home with rifles and opened fire. While two gunmen surrounded the home, the others moved from room to room, handcuffing victims and shooting them in the head. The Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia told the Vatican’s Fides news agency that two of the slain nuns were from Rwanda and one each from India and Kenya. One nun who survived and was rescued by locals said that she hid inside a fridge in a store room.

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There are no words for this.

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