Vatican agency says at least 23 church workers killed in 2017

Posted December 28, 2017 3:23 pm by Editor

Vatican agency says at least 23 church workers killed in 2017

VATICAN – The majority of Catholic Church workers violently killed in 2017 were victims of attempted robberies, the Vatican’s Fides agency said, with Nigeria and Mexico topping the list countries where the most brutal murders were carried out.The agency said 23 people working for the church worldwide – 13 priests, one religious brother, one religious sister and eight lay persons – died violent deaths in 2017; that number was down from 28 people killed in 2016.Each year, Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, publishes a list of pastoral workers who died violently. The 2017

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