AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - The Bishop of Yei consoles missionary priests and sisters to remain strong in their faith after the painful death of Sister Veronika Rackova

Thursday, 2 June 2016 martyrs  

Juba (Agenzia Fides) - "Remain strong in your faith" said Mgr. Erkolano Lodu Tombe, Bishop of Yei, during a ceremony in memory of Sister Teresia Veronika Rackova, the missionary of the Congregation of Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit and Director of S. Bakhita Health Centre, who died after days of agony after being hit by bullets fired by some south Sudanese military at a checkpoint (see Fides 21/05/2016).
Speaking with the religious of the Congregation of the murdered nun, Mgr. Tombe stressed that losing sister Veronika, one of laborers in the Lord’s harvest leaves a big gap and requests the missionary congregations to send more priests and sisters to the diocese. The Bishop also thanked the missionaries for the role they play in the diocese including evangelization, health and education. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 02/06/2016)