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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: VATICAN – MISSIONARIES KILLED IN 2020

Vatican City – According to information gathered by Agenzia Fides, in 2020 20 missionaries were killed in the world: 8 priests, 1 religious man, 3 religious women, 2 seminarians, 6 lay people. This year the highest number of missionaries killed returns to be registered in America, where 5 priests and 3 lay people were killed . Followed by Africa, where 1 priest, 3 religious women, 1 seminarian, 2 lay people were killed . In Asia 1 priest, 1 seminarian and 1 lay man. In Europe 1 priest and 1 religious man. In the last 20 years, from 2000 to 2020, 535 pastoral workers have been killed in the world, 5 of whom are Bishops.

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