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  • Murdered nun beatified in India; Sister Rani Maria a martyr for social justice

    Murdered nun beatified in India; Sister Rani Maria a martyr for social justice

    • Nov 4, 2017

    The Nov. 4 beatification of Sister Rani Maria Vattalil honors a woman who gave her life helping the poor and marginalized in India. Vattalil worked with the landless poor, urging them to insist they receive a living wage from their landlords, organized village women into self-help groups, and helped families establish savings accounts. This affected the profits of moneylenders, who hired an assassin to murder her.

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