Gunmen killed at least 16 people in an attack on a Catholic retirement home in Yemen‘s port city of Aden that was established by Mother Teresa. Friday’s casualty figures include four Catholic nuns, four local nurses, four security guards, and three cleaning staff, medical sources told Al Jazeera.
Pope Francis ‘prays that this pointless slaughter will awaken consciences, lead to a change of heart, and inspire all parties to lay down their arms and take up the path of dialogue’, Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said. (Daily Mail)
Other churches in Aden have also previously come under attack. Last summer, a Catholic church in the district of Crater was torched and sabotaged by Islamic extremists. (ABC News)
Very few media reported the attack. Particularly today on International Women’s Day, no one has remembered them. The European Post joins the appeal of Italian newspaper Avvenire and proudly remembers the names of the four nuns killed:
Annselna, Judith, Margarita and Reginette