Uganda: two Comboni missionaries killed by bandits


 Two Comboni missionaries have been killed by Karamojong fighters in Northwest Uganda. Father Mario Montavani, 84 who came to Uganda in 1957, and Brother Godfrey Kiryowa aged 29, were driving when they found themselves in the middle of a gunfight between two warring factions of the Karamojong on Friday. Ugandan police announced that they have arrested a suspect who was caught wearing the shoes of the dead priest. Fr Montavani has been deeply interested in the Karamojong culture and has even written some grammar materials in the local language. He was put in charge of accompanying young missionaries on evangelising missions in the area. "Their sacrifice is the most eloquent sign of the love for the mission of Christ in Uganda," said Fr Manuel Augusto, the Superior General of the Comboni Missionaries. In the past 20 years alone, warring factions in Northern Uganda have killed at least 13 missionaries. Source: MISNA

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