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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC WORLD NEWS March 18, 2016 3 (USPS 916-360 ISSN 10634525) THE U.P. CATHOLIC The Newspaper of the Diocese of Marquette Publisher: Most Rev. John F. Doerfler Editor: John Fee Assistant Editor: Jamie Carter Advertising Manager: Deacon Stephen Gretzinger Administrative Assistant: Sheila Wickenheiser Direct all news, correspondence and changes of address to: 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851. Postal authorities direct Form 3579 to: 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, MI 49855. The U.P. CATHOLIC is the official publication of the Diocese of Marquette. All notices and regulations, appointments, assignments, etc., issued under the caption 'Official' are to be regarded as official communications of the Diocese of Marquette. Opinion columns, letters to the editor and advertisements that appear in this publication do not necessarily reflect the opinions held by The U.P. Catholic or the Diocese of Marquette. 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FOR CHANGE OF ADDRESS or SUBSCRIPTION QUESTIONS CALL (906) 227-9104 Telephone: (906) 227-9131 Toll Free: 1-800-562-9745 (ext. 131) FAX: (906) 225-0437 ADVERTISING Toll-Free: (866) 452-5112 E-Mail: Editorial - editor@dioceseofmarquette.org Advertising - upc@new.rr.com BROTHER ROMEO CAPELLA Companions of Christ the Lamb Theology 1 WE INVITE YOU TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS. LOVING FATHER, MASTER OF THE HARVEST; PLEASE SEND MORE LABORERS TO WORK IN YOUR VINEYARD. AMEN. www.dioceseofmarquette.org/vocations DID YOU KNOW BROTHER ROMEO CAPELLA... - worked at a pizzeria? - loves the silence of the outdoors? - is a member of the new community of the Companions of Christ the Lamb? Attack on Missionaries of Charity home leaves four sisters dead Aden, Yemen, (CNA/EWTN News)- Pope Fran- cis has condemned the diabolical violence of the March 4 deadly attack on a nursing home in Yemen, acknowledging in a special way the four Missionaries of Charity sisters who were killed during the siege. His Holiness Pope Francis was shocked and profoundly saddened to learn of the killing of four Missionaries of Charity and twelve others at a home for the elderly in Aden, reads the telegram, which was released on March 5, and signed by Vat- ican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Pope Francis sends the assurance of his prayers for the dead and his spiritual closeness to their families and to all affected from this act of sense- less and diabolical violence, the message reads. He prays that this pointless slaughter will awaken consciences, lead to a change of heart, and inspire all parties to lay down their arms and take up the path of dialogue. The Holy Father called for those involved in the nation's ongoing conflict to renounce violence, and to renew their commitment to the people of Yemen, particularly those most in need, who the Missionaries of Charity and collaborators sought to serve. Upon everyone suffering from this violence, the Holy Father invokes Gods blessing, and in a spe- cial ways he extends to the Missionaries of Charity his prayerful sympathy and solidarity. Original story from CNA on March 4: At least 16 people are dead after two gunmen at- tacked a Missionaries of Charity convent and nurs- ing home for elderly and disabled persons in Aden, the provisional capital of Yemen, on March 4. Four of the victims were sisters of the Mis- sionaries of Charity, the community founded by Blessed Mother Teresa. They have been identified by the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia as Sister Anselm from India, Sister Margherite from Rwanda, Sister Reginette from Rwanda, and Sister Judith from Kenya. A March 4 statement from the Apostolic Vicar- iate of Southern Arabia stated that Bishop Paul Hinder has expressed his shock at the incident and prayed that the Lord may accept the sacrifice of these sisters and convert it into a sacrifice for peace. The convent's superior was unhurt and in police custody, the vicariate stated. Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Salesian priest from India who had been staying with the sisters since his church was attacked and burned last Septem- ber, was abducted from the chapel, a source told CNA. Agenzia Fides reported that he has been missing since the attack. Other victims of the attack included volunteers at the home, at least five of whom were Ethiopi- an. Many were Yemenis. The nursing home had around 80 residents, who were unharmed. The gunmen gained entry to the Missionaries of Charity home by telling the gatekeeper their moth- ers were residents, The Associated Press reported. On entering inside, (they) immediately shot dead the gatekeeper and started shooting random- ly, Vikas Swarup, the spokesman of India's Exter- nal Affairs Ministry, told the agency. Khaled Haidar told the AP that when he arrived on the scene he saw that each victim, including his brother Radwan, had been handcuffed and shot in the head. The Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia said the Missionaries of Charity have been present in Yemen since 1973 after the then Government of North Yemen formally invited them to care for the sick and elderly. The home in Aden has been open since 1992. Three Missionaries of Charity were killed by a funman in Al Hudaydah, 280 miles northwest of Aden, in 1998. Yemen is in the midst of a civil war that began in March of last year That month Houthi rebels, who are Shia Muslims, took over portions of Yemen seeking to oust its Sunni-led government. Saudi Arabia, which borders Yemen's north, has led a coalition backing the government. Both al-Qaeda and the Islamic State have set up strong- holds in the country amid the power vacuum. The civil war has killed more than 6,000 people, according to the United Nations. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Missionaries of Charity home. DANIEL IBAEZ CNA Missionaries of Charity during a prayer gathering for Pope Francis in St. Peter square in Rome, which was held in June.

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