Islamists Enter Elderly Home Run by Mother Teresa’s Nuns, Tie Them Up, Shoot Them in Head
Islamists in Yemen stormed an elderly home ran by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. The Muslim killers tied up four nuns and twelve others.
Unidentified gunmen stormed a retirement home run by Catholic nuns in the southern city of Aden on Friday. (Daily Mail)
They tied them up and shot them in the head.
The Daily Mail reported:
Pope Francis has condemned the killing of 16 people, including four Catholic nuns, at a home for the elderly in southern Yemen.
He called the attack in Aden an ‘act of senseless and diabolical violence’.
Officials and witnesses said gunmen entered the facility run by a charity established by Mother Teresa and handcuffed the victims before shooting them in the head.
The attackers allegedly pretended they were visiting their mothers to get access to the home.
A nun who survived and was rescued by locals said that she hid inside a fridge in a storeroom after hearing a Yemeni guard shouting, ‘Run, run.’
Two of the nuns killed were Rwandan, one was Indian and one was from Kenya, the Vatican said in a statement. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although Yemeni officials have blamed the Islamic State.
Pope Francis ‘prays that this pointless slaughter will awaken consciences, lead to a change of heart, and inspire all parties to lay down their arms and take up the path of dialogue’, Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said.