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(from ONE December 2017)

Murdered Nun Beatified
Posted: 12 Dec 2017

In November, thousands gathered in Indore, India, to celebrate the beatification of Sister Rani Maria, a Franciscan Clarist sister from Kerala who was stabbed to death in the state of Madhya Pradesh in 1995.

All four cardinals representing the Catholic churches of India took part in the beatification. Notably, Samander Singh, Sister Rani’s repentant murderer, also attended. Sister Rani’s family visited with Mr. Singh after he completed his jail term and forgave him.

The beatification means Sister Rani is now one step away from being officially declared a saint.