Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Courage of Scots nun revealed as death squad attacks her African hospital

A hero Scots nun kept her terrified patients calm yesterday as a gang of machete-wielding thugs attacked her AIDS hospital in Kenya.

Sister Placida McCann’s priest, Father Gerry Roach, had been murdered by the same gang just days earlier.

But despite still being in mourning, Sister Placida kept her cool when the raiders returned. And she and the patients barricaded themselves inside the hospital until help arrived and the gunmen fled.

A Visit to Kenya

Kenya Diary

Both above from Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Website

Please pray for all affected and those who have been killed in Kenya.

1 comment:

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