Monday, 30 January 2012

The Human Cost of the Church's Mission Across the World

Fides News Agency reports on the pastoral workers, Bishops, Priests, Men and Women Religious and Lay Cathoic killed in 2011:
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Once again this year, Fides publishes an annual document of all the pastoral workers who lost their lives in a violent manner over the course of the last 12 months. According to information in our possession, during 2011, 26 pastoral care workers were killed: one more than the previous year: 18 priests, 4 religious sisters, 4 lay people.

For the third consecutive year, the place most affected, with an extremely elevated number of pastoral workers killed is AMERICA, bathed with the blood of 13 priests and 2 lay persons. Following is AFRICA, where 6 pastoral workers were killed: 2 priests, 3 religious sisters,1 lay person. ASIA, where 2 priests, 1 religious sister, 1 lay person were killed. The least affected was EUROPE, where one priest was killed.

Links:
Fides Special feature-full document
http://www.fides.org/eng/documents/missionaries_killed_2011.doc

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