Missionaries of Charity nun dies of coronavirus in Wales

Missionaries of Charity nun dies of coronavirus in Wales

In a file photo, a member of the Missionaries of Charity holds a rose as her congregation prays at the tomb of St. Teresa of Kolkata in Kolkata, India, on Sept. 5, 2019. (Credit: Rupak De Chowdhuri/ Reuters via CNS.)

The motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity in India has confirmed to Crux that a religious sister of the order has died of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Wales.

MUMBAI, India – The motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity in India has confirmed to Crux that a religious sister of the order has died of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Wales.

Sister Sienna, 73, died at Morritson Hospital in Swansea on April 1. The nun had been distributing food packets to the poor in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown in the United Kingdom.

She was from Jharkhand state in eastern India, Sister Sienna has served the community in North London until 2016.

As of Thursday, 117 people have been confirmed to have died from COVID-19 in Wales, which has seen a total of 2,121 cases.

Across the UK, 2,921 were confirmed to have died of the virus as of Wednesday evening. A total of 163,194 people have been tested of which 33,718 tested positive.

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