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VATICAN: Pastoral workers killed in 2016

In the year 2016, 28 Catholic pastoral care workers were killed worldwide. For the eighth consecutive year, the place most affected, with an extremely elevated number of pastoral care workers killed, is America; nine in 2016, more than double the number compared to 2015.

Once again the majority of the pastoral care workers in 2016 were killed due to attempted robbery and, in some cases, violently attacked – a sign of the climate of moral decline, economic and cultural poverty, which generates violence and disregard for human life.

In these situations, the priests, religious sisters and lay people killed were among those who loudly denounced injustice, corruption, poverty, in the name of the Gospel.


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