South Sudan: two nuns and three civilians killed in an ambush

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Two nuns, Sister Mary Abbud and Sister Regina Roba, of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, were killed along with three civilians in an ambush on the road that connects the South Sudanese capital Juba to Nimule, on the border with Uganda.
The nuns, with some sisters and several faithful, were traveling on a bus that was attacked by gunmen not yet identified. Several other people were injured, reports a statement from the secretary general of the archdiocese of Juba, Father Samuel Abe, reported from Nigrizia. The incident was confirmed by the South Sudanese authorities.
Pope Francis called the episode “a senseless act of violence”, expressing condolences to the families of the victims and their religious community “.” Trusting that their sacrifice will advance the cause of peace, reconciliation and security in the region “, Francis “pray for their eternal rest and the comfort of those who mourn their loss”.