AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - The Bishop of Yei: "the judiciary should not delay the results of the investigations into the death of Sister Veronika"

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 martyrs  

Juba (Agenzia Fides) - "The judiciary should not delay the results of the investigations, and the culprits must be brought to justice" said His Exc. Mgr. Erkolano Lodu Tombe, Bishop of Yei, in southern Sudan, launching an appeal to the authorities to speed up the investigation of suspects who shot the late Sister Veronika Theresa Rackova, Slovakian missionary of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, who died after being fired by soldiers at a checkpoint (see Fides 21/05/2016). Mgr. Ludu has further encouraged the faithful "to have hope, courage and unite in faith to serve God and his people".
The shooting happened on May 16 while she was driving the St Bakhita ambulance on her way back from Harvester’s Health Centre, she was shot and severely wounded by SPLA soldiers. She was immediately taken to Nairobi due to the severity of her injuries. She died on May 20 after four days of agony. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 06/07/2016)

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