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Mogherini deeply saddened by killing of nuns in Burundi

The Foreign Ministry confirms the news of the killing of Italian nuns in Burundi. “I was deeply saddened to hear of the killing of the missionaries in their convent in Kamenge. In my own name and that of the Government, I wish to convey my sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary”, said Minister Mogherini. “We are once again witnessing the sacrifice of those who have dedicated their whole lives to helping alleviate the all too great suffering that still exists in the African continent. We are now waiting for the authorities in Burundi to clarify what happened and will do everything in our power to bring the bodies of the nuns home to Italy as soon as possible”, added the Minister.

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