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Friday, March 24, 2017
Mozambique: Jesuit priest, lay volunteer killed in dawn attack
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¬†Unidentified attackers early on Monday broke into the Jesuit residence in Angone, in the north-western province of Tete, killing Brazilian Fr Waldar dos Santos, 69, and Idalina Neto Gomes, 30, a volunteer of the Portuguese Lay for Development association. Brazilian Fr Mario J. de Almeida, 37, and Brother Josť Araķjo de Andrade, 76, were wounded in the attack, according to a statement published by the missionary news agency MISNA. The assailants then escaped in a car belonging to the Jesuit community. "They surprised the fathers in their rooms and immediately demanded money. One of the fathers attempted to resist and the assailants shot him dead and wounded another two", a source told MISNA. In the residence there were some volunteers of the Portuguese Lay for Development association. "A volunteer attempted to escape, but one of the assailants stabbed her to death. When the police arrived the thieves had already escaped with a sum of money and a vehicle of the community," the source said. "We were surprised and shocked. But the diocese of Tete has often been theatre to violence and robberies against religious and lay." Source: CISA
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