• Nun killed in backlash over Regensburg declared a martyr

    Nun killed in backlash over Regensburg declared a martyr

    • Nov 9, 2017

    Beyond that of Pope John Paul I, the “Smiling Pope,” other sainthood causes were also advanced this week by Pope Francis, including that of Sister Leonella Sgorbati, an Italian missionary nun shot to death in Somalia in 2006 along with her Muslim driver and bodyguard, Mohamed Osman Mahamud, in the backlash over Pope Benedict XVI’s famous Regensburg speech.