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At least 1,000 missionaries slain since 1980

Catholic World News - March 22, 2012

At least 1,000 Catholic missionaries and pastoral workers were killed between 1980 and 2011, according to the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

At least 115 were killed in the 1980s, 604 in the 1990s (248 of them in the Rwandan Genocide), and 281 since 2000.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Mar. 22, 2012 5:13 PM ET USA

    Jhn 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Num 23:10 “......Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!”

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