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Three nuns killed in Burundi. Pope sends his condolences

Pope Francis sent his condolences to the friends and families of three missionary nuns who were killed in Burundi. ; The bodies of 79 year old Sister Bernadetta Bogiann, 75 year old Lucia Pulici and 82 year old Sister Olga Raschietti were found over the weekend. They were reportedly raped and one of them was beheaded. ; The missionary nuns were Italian and part of the Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary. For seven years they served the poor and needy in the region of Bujumbura. Before that, they served in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ; According to local reports two suspects have been arrested in what may have been a botched robbery. ; KLH ; RR JM -BN Up:KLH ;