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Four Mother Teresa Sisters killed in Yemen

Four Mother Teresa Sisters killed in Yemen

YEMEN – On Friday February 4, 2016, four Mother Teresa sisters were savagely killed at the hands of a group of gunmen in the Yemeni city of Aden. The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, shocked and saddened by this news, offers its condolences to the Missionaries of the Charity around the world.

Four sisters of the Missionaries of the Charity, a congregation founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, were killed in Yemen this morning by a group of gunmen who attacked a retirement home run by the religious sisters in Aden, according to the Apostolic Vicariate of South Arabia and Fides.

In addition to the sisters, 12 other people were murdered, including a driver and at least two other employees from the Ethiopian community. On the other hand, the Mother Superior of the convent was able to escape .

Last September the Holy Family Church in Aden was robbed and burnt by unknown gunmen. Since this morning, the Indian Salesian priest Fr. Tom Uzhannalil, who resided in the convent, is still missing.

Two of the murdered sisters were Rwandan, one was Indian and the fourth was Kenyan.

Source: Avvenire