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.