02Jan Vatican lists 22 Catholic missionaries killed in 2021

Vatican lists 22 Catholic missionaries killed in 2021

The Vatican’s Fides News Agency releases its annual list of Catholic missionaries who died a violent death in 2021, with the majority bearing witness to their faith on the African continent.

By Devin Watkins

Twenty-two missionaries lost their lives across the world this year: 13 priests, 1 religious brother, 2 religious sisters, and 6 lay persons.

Half (11) were killed on the African continent, followed by the Americas (7), then Asia (3), and finally Europe (1).

Link to article:

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2021-12/fides-news-list-catholic-missionaries-murdered-2021.html