Friday, September 22, 2006

Funeral for nun

The nun, Sister Leonella Sgorbati, who was murdered along with a bodyguard was remembered on Thursday in Kenya.
Amid speculation that the death of Sister Leonella Sgorbati might have been a result of anger at Pope Benedict's recent remarks on Islam, the pontiff sent a message urging mourners "not to be prisoners of religious or ethnic hatred" but to "take an example" from the nun's life.

"The [Somali] people love us, they want us. We know the risks, but we will go back soon to continue our work," Sister Gianna Irene Peano said during the funeral at a packed Catholic church in Nairobi.
She was then was buried in a graveyard at a village in the hills north of Nairobi, Kenya.


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