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Pope Recalls Nun Killed by Robbers in Haiti

Spanish missionary was dedicated to Haiti’s poor

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After the Mass of the canonization of Mother Teresa on Sunday, Pope Francis prayed the midday Angelus, remembering in his address following the prayer a Spanish missionary sister who was murdered last week in Haiti.
«I would like to remember how much you serve others in difficult and risky environments,» the Pope said to religious and volunteers in Rome for the canonization. «I am thinking especially of so many religious who give their lives unsparingly. We pray especially for the Spanish missionary nun, Sister Isabel [Sister Isabel Sola Macas], who was killed two days ago in the capital of Haiti, a country so tormented, for which I pray for an end to such acts of violence and for greater security for all. We also remember other sisters that recently have experienced violence in other countries.»
Sister Isabel, 51, was a missionary from Barcelona, Spain who devoted her life to helping the poor of Haiti, and creating opportunities  to give them a better future.
Armed robbers shot the nun twice at point blank range in the chest.  A Haitian woman who was her passanger was also shot twice in the chest and taken to hospital, Vatican Radio reported.
The gunmen were after her purse.
Sister Isabel had worked as a nurse, helped build houses, created a workship for prosthetic limbs for amputees of Haiti`s 2010 earthquake.  She was also instrumental in helping to build a Vocational School to teach trades, so the poor so could have the dignity of jobs and the realized hope of a real future.

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