No one can that easily forget the brutal killing of the four nuns (Sisters of Charity) in Yemen, in the outskirts of Aden on the 4th March. Sr. Margherite, Sr. Reginette, (both from Rwanda) Sr. Anselm (India) and Sr. Judith MC (Kenya), laid their lives in their act of charity. Of the five sisters four were shot dead and one managed to escape the eyes. Along with them 12 others were shot dead, interring a chill fear through this cold blooded atrocity. The nuns were preparing the inmates. The atrocity does not seem to end there; Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, belonging to the Salesian order, was kidnapped and his whereabouts are still unknown

Ealier Pope Francis said on Sunday that the four nuns who were killed in a “diabolical” attack at a retirement home in Yemen were martyrs who “gave their blood for the Church.”

The pontiff expressed his grief for the 16 people who were murdered Friday after gunmen stormed the charity, which was established by Mother Teresa, handcuffing their victims before shooting them in the head, the Associated Press reports.

Pope Francis said those killed were both victims of the attackers as well as victims of “this indifference of globalization.”

Holy Eucharist was celebrated bereaving the untimely death of the four sisters and praying for the consolation of the family that misses them. We ask our friends and benefactors to pray for Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, that he may be safe, and that he may find his way out from his clutches.

Let us keep our missionaries in our prayers that the Lord may protect them.

The more often we are mown down by you, the more in number we grow; the blood of Christians is seed. (Tertullian, Apology 50)

Fr. Vincent Raj Bosco sdb