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In 2011, 26 missionaries lost their lives in a 'violent manner'


Fifteen of those victims were killed in Latin American countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay and Nicaragua.

Six others were killed in Africa. Four in Asia and one in Europe.

Not all missionaries though, were victims of religious violence. Some were killed during attempted robberies or kidnappings. Others died while helping others with every day problems,  disregarding their own safety in the process.

In 2010, the number of victims was 25.