Thursday, January 05, 2017

28 Catholic pastoral workers killed in 2016

Image result for congregation for the evangelization of peoplesTwenty-eight pastoral workers were killed in 2016, according to Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

The 28 include 14 priests, nine sisters, a seminarian, and four laity. 

The majority were killed during armed robberies.

Twelve were killed in the Americas, eight in Africa, seven in Asia, and one - Father Jacques Hamel, who was slain while celebrating Mass - in Europe.

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