Vatican City, Sep 3, 2016 / 08:50 am
A year before a March 4 attack killed four sisters, the Missionaries of Charity opted not to leave, but to remain with their patients in the war-torn country of Yemen, the sole survivor said on Saturday.
"In the midst of this dangerous situation, our dearest Sr. Prema, MC, general superior, called us from Calcutta and spoke to us individually. She gave us a choice to remain or leave the place," Sr. Sally shared at an event in St. Peter's Square Sept. 3.
"All of us had one answer: 'we choose to stay, to live or die with our poor.'"
On March 4, 2016, the Missionaries of Charity's care home center in Aden, Yemen was attacked by two gunmen, who killed Sr. Anselm, Sr. Judith, Sr. Marguerite, and Sr. Reginette, along with 16 other victims, including volunteers from Ethiopia and Yemen. Sr. Sally, the convent's superior, was able to escape.