Pope calls nuns killed in Yemen modern-day martyrs

March 6, 2016 3:12 PM

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Pope calls nuns killed in Yemen modern-day martyrs

Francis, who has apparently been deeply moved by the incident, told the faithful Sunday that the nuns "gave their blood for the Church" and that they were not only victims of the attackers but also of "this indifference of globalization."

The nuns were among 16 people killed Friday by gunmen who stormed a retirement home run by a charity established by Mother Teresa. Officials and witnesses in Yemen said gunmen moved room to room handcuffing the victims before shooting them in the head.

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