Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church has mourned two Catholic sisters killed along the Juba-Nimule highway on Monday.
Sr Mary Abud— who had been the Mother Superior for 12 years for the religious congregation of the Sacred Heart Sisters— and Sr Regina Roba were killed in an ambush along Juba-Nimule Road when they were returning from a pilgrimage in Loa.
Three other travelers were also killed in the same incident.
After receiving the news of the brutal attack that resulted in the death of the two nuns, Pope Francis expressed deep sadness over the murder of the two nuns from the congregation of the sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
On Tuesday, he offered his sympathy to the families and religious community in a telegram sent through Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State.
“Condolences to the families and religious community in the wake of this senseless act of violence,” Pope Francis stated.
The Pope, however, offered prayers for the souls and comfort to those who grieve the loss of Sr Abud and Sr Regina.
“Their sacrifice will advance the cause of peace, reconciliation, and security in the region” he stated.
The slain nuns died in a road ambush in an area called Kubi between Aru and Jebelen along Juba-Nimule highway when they were returning to Juba from Loa parish where they went to participate in the centenary celebration of the church.
They were traveling in a bus along with other sisters and faithful.
Last week, a similar attack happened on the same road that left five people dead and three others injured on Thursday when unknown gunmen ambushed a convoy of trucks returning to Uganda.
Via City Reviews