Chimbote, Peru, Apr 26, 2021 / 12:56 pm
Nadia de Munari, a 50-year-old Italian lay missionary who was part of Operation Mato Grosso, which serves the poor in Peru, died April 24 after being attacked in her residence. There were no witnesses to the crime.
The news has deeply grieved the community of Nuevo Chimbote, where she served hundreds of poor children.
According to the local newspaper Diario de Chimbote, the woman was attacked in the early hours of April 21 at the “Mamma Mia” home run by Operation Mato Grosso, located in a poor neighborhood in Nuevo Chimbote, a town on the northern coast of Peru about 250 miles north of Lima.
The missionary ran six day care centers or kindergartens and a primary school, where about 500 children were served.