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Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

September 05, 2016

A Spanish religious sister who worked as a nurse in Haiti was murdered on September 2.

Sister Isabelle Sola Matas, 51, was driving down a street in Port-au-Prince when she was shot by robbers who wanted her purse. A passenger in her car was also shot but survived.

During his September 4 Angelus address, Pope Francis said:

We pray especially for Spanish missionary nun, Sister Maria Isabel Sola Macas, who was killed two days ago in the capital of Haiti, a country so tormented, for which I pray for an end to such acts of violence and for greater security for all. We also remember other sisters that recently have experienced violence in other countries.

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