DR CONGO: Catholic Nun Murdered in Bukavu

KINSHASA, DECEMBER 6, 2016 ( CISA)- Sr Clara Agano Kahambu, a catholic religious sister of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Christ the King was killed on November 29 at Mater Dei Parish in Bukavu, capital of South Kivu.

Sr Clara who advocated for women’s rights was in her office with a student when a man went up to the guardian saying he had to enroll his daughter at the religious school. When he entered, he threw himself against the nun, killing her with a knife to her neck. The man was captured but the sister died before reaching hospital.

“This true advocate of women’s rights has died at the age of 40. She is added to the long list of human rights defenders who have died in our province,” said a statement issued by the Justice and Peace Diocesan Commission.

Sr Clara Agano was born on July 3, 1976 in Luofu parish, Diocese of Butembo-Beni. She was the daughter of Jean-Pierre and Anastasia Kahindo, fifth in a family with ten children.

She joined the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Christ the King School based in Spalato, on November 16, 2000 in Bukavu and was a Postulant from August 5, 2001.

She began her novitiate on August 25, 2002 and professed her perpetual vows on August 2, 2010.

She was a headmaster of Marie Madeleine School in Bukavu where she taught psychology, pedagogy and catechesis.

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