Nun who died in backlash over Benedict XVI’s Regensburg address declared martyr

Posted November 10, 2017 10:47 am by David V Barrett

Pope Francis has formally recognised the martyrdom of an Italian Consolata sister murdered in Somalia in 2006. Consolata Sister Leonella Sgorbati and her bodyguard were gunned down as they left the children’s hospital where she worked in Mogadishu. Their deaths in September 2006 came amid rising tensions in the Muslim world over a speech that Pope Benedict XVI had given in Regensburg…

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