VATICAN - Martyrs of charity, victims of indifference

Monday, 7 March 2016 missionary institutes  

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – “I voice my closeness to the Missionaries of Charity suffering bereavement after the killing of two of their Sisters in Aden, in Yemen, where they assisted elderly people. I pray for them and for the other persons killed in the attack and for their families”. These were the words of the Holy Father Pope Francis yesterday, Sunday 6 March, when at the end of his Angelus address he mentioned the massacre in Yemen 4 March (see Fides 3/3/2016; 5/3/2016). “These are the martyrs of today! They are not on the front page of newspapers, they are not in the news: they offer their life for the Church – the Pope said -. These people are victims of the attack, victims of those who did it and victims of indifference, of this globalisation of indifference, which could not care less… May Mother Teresa accompany these her daughters, martyrs of charity to paradise and may she intercede for peace and sacred respect for human life”. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 07/03/2016)