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Monday | KKLA-FM Glendale

Brutally Murdered Nuns Laid to Rest in the Congo as Crime Investigation Continues

Three elderly Italian nuns murdered in Burundi were laid to rest Thursday in a Xaverian cemetery in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid heightened calls for action about their death. Three elderly Italian nuns murdered in Burundi were laid to rest Thursday in a Xaverian cemetery in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid heightened calls for action about their death.

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Monday | AllAfrica.com

East Africa: EAC Trade Surges to U.S.$5.5 Billion

Dar es Salaam - Implementation of the Customs Union Protocol has had a positive impact on intra-East African Community trade which has grown from $2 billion in 2005 to $5.5 billion in 2013, a growth of 36.36%. The acting Chair of Council of Ministers, Dr. Abdulla Saadala was last week responding to the questions by Shy-Rose Bhanji on behalf of the Council of Ministers who wanted to know among others, the percentage of growth achieved by the region.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Brutally murdered nuns laid to rest in the Congo as crime investigation continues

Three elderly Italian nuns murdered in Burundi were laid to rest Thursday in a Xaverian cemetery in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid heightened calls for action about their death. Sister Lucia Pulici, 75, Sister Olga Raschietti, 82, and Sister Bernadetta Boggian, 79, of the Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary were gruesomely murdered Sunday in their convent in the Kamenge area of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura.

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DFW Catholic

Thousands of Mourners Celebrate Lives of Slain Missionary Sisters

Thousands of mourners in Burundi have celebrated the lives of three Italian missionary sisters brutally murdered this week in their convent near the country's capital, Bujumbura.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

DFW Catholic

Pope 'deeply saddened' by brutal killing of missionary nuns

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 02:05 am .- Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring the community of his closeness. "The Holy Father begs the Lord to welcome into his kingdom of peace and light these three faithful and devout nuns," reads Sept.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Lucianne.com

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TheDailyBeast.com

Beheaded Catholic Nuns Shown No Mercy

When 79-year-old Sister Bernadetta Boggian, of the Saverian order, called Father Mario Pulcini on Sunday afternoon to tell him that she had just discovered two of her elderly colleagues brutally raped and murdered in their convent in the capital of the Burundi, she had no idea she would face the same fate just nine hours later. Instead, the elderly nun guided Father Pulcini through the carnage, past the pools of blood, first to sister Lucia Pulici, 82, who was lying on the floor with her throat cut, and then to sister Olga Raschietti, 75, whose head had been smashed with a rock.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Pope mourns murder of three missionary sisters in Burundi

Pope Francis mourned the deaths of three Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary, who were murdered in two separate attacks in their residence in Burundi. Sister Lucia Pulici, 75, and Sister Olga Raschietti, 82, were found dead Sept.

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UPI

Suspect in Burundi killing of 3 nuns arrested

Police added that the unidentified suspect was found with the cellphone of one of the victims and the keys to the convent where they worked as missionaries. The nuns, Bernadette Boggian, 79; Olga Raschietti, 83; and Lucia Pulici, 75, were from Italy, and members of the Xaveran Missionary Sisters of Mary.

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The Raw Story

Elderly Italian nuns raped and murdered in Burundi

Three elderly Italian nuns were raped and murdered in twin attacks in their convent in the capital of Burundi, police said Monday as a hunt was launched for their killers. Police initially reported that two nuns were stabbed to death on Sunday afternoon.

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Newstime Africa

Thousands in Burundi protest nuns' murder

Thousands of Christians staged demonstrations in the north of capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to protest the recent murder of three Italian Catholic nuns. Protesters - many of whom held crosses, along with clubs and stones - attempted to storm the Guido Maria Conforti parish in the town of Kamenge in northern Bujumbura, where the three nuns were found dead on Sunday.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Straits Times

3 elderly Italian nuns brutally raped, murdered in Burundi convent

This undated handout picture released on Sept 8, 2014 by the Congregation of Missionaries of Mary , shows the Italian nun Olga Raschietti , who was killed in Kamenge, a northern district of Bujumbura, with her colleagues Lucia Pulici and Bernadette Boggia, during an attack on Sept 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP This undated handout picture released on Sept 8, 2014 by the Congregation of Missionaries of Mary , shows the Italian nun Lucia Pulici , who was killed in Kamenge, a northern district of Bujumbura, with her colleagues Olga Raschietti and Bernadette Boggia, during an attack on Sept 7, 2014.

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In-depth Africa

Pope's Telegram for the Three Nuns Killed in Burundi

VATICAN, Holy See, September 8, 2014/African Press Organization / - Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin has sent a telegram of condolences on behalf of the Holy Father to Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye of Bujumbura, Burundi, for the killing of three Italian Xaverian Missionary sisters yesterday, Sunday 7 September, in their convent in Kamenge, north of the capital Bujumbura. Cardinal Parolin writes, "His Holiness Pope Francis has learned with great sadness of the murder of three nuns, Sister Bernadetta Bogiann, Sister Lucia Pulici and Sister Olga Raschietti, who were in the pastoral service of the parish of Saint Guido Maria Conforti in Bujumbura.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

3 Italian nuns found slain in Burundi convent

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The Bennington Banner

3 Italian nuns found slain in Burundi convent

The foreign ministry Monday confirmed the slayings in Kamenge, near Bujumbura, Burundi's capital. The ministry declined to give details, including exactly when the slayings occurred.

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KAUZ

3 Italian nuns found slain in Burundi convent

Friends say a developer presumed dead with his wife in a mysterious plane crash near Jamaica had an "incalculable" impact on revitalizing his western New York hometown. A developer presumed dead with his wife in a private plane crash near Jamaica had an "uncanny instinct" for revitalizing properties and an "incalculable" impact on his western New York hometown's resurgence from... Authorities in Northern California are searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy and began dragging him away before his father and another man fought the animal off.

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The Star Online

Three Italian nuns killed in Burundi

Three Italian nuns were found killed over the weekend in a parish in the north of Burundi's capital, officials and a priest in the African state said on Monday. Father Mario Pulicini, responsible for the parish in a northern suburb of Bujumbura, named two of the nuns as Lucia Pulici, who was 75 and due to celebrate her birthday on Monday, and Olga Raschietti, 82. He said they were found dead in their dormitory on Sunday.

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Reuters

Three Italian nuns killed in Burundi

Three Italian nuns were found killed over the weekend in a parish in the north of Burundi's capital, officials and a priest in the African state said on Monday. Father Mario Pulicini, responsible for the parish in a northern suburb of Bujumbura, named two of the nuns as Lucia Pulici, who was 75 and due to celebrate her birthday on Monday, and Olga Raschietti, 82. He said they were found dead in their dormitory on Sunday.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Two Italian nuns killed in Burundi: government

Two elderly Italian nuns were murdered in their convent in the capital of Burundi, with police hunting their suspected killer, government officials said Monday . BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: Two elderly Italian nuns were murdered in their convent in the capital of Burundi, with police hunting their suspected killer, government officials said Monday .

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

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By Rebecca Drake SPRINGFIELD -- Two local women will board a plane in Baltimore on Monday and travel with a group of laypeople, two priests and a deacon Kathryn Buckley-Brawner , director of the Springfield Diocese's Catholic Charities Agency and a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Granby, and Jessica Dupont, a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Parish in Holyoke, spoke to iobserve on Thursday afternoon about their professional and personal hopes for the Sept. 8-19 trip.

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