Two Catholic nuns attacked on church grounds

Both nuns from the Infant Jesus Convent were left bruised, bleeding and in shock following the attack.

Malaysia
May 15 2014, 2:16 PM
Two Catholic nuns attacked on church grounds
Seremban Church of Visitation where two nuns were attacked.

Two Catholic nuns were seriously injured in what is believed to be a robbery attempt last morning on the grounds of the Church of Visitation in Seremban.

The incident happened before the 6.30 AM mass on May 14, according to a Facebook posting by Catholic priest Father Gregory Chan.

One of the nuns, Sister Juliana Lim, is admitted at the Seremban Hospital and is critical. The other nun, Sister Mary-Rose, is receiving treatment for various injuries.

Both nuns from the Infant Jesus Convent were left bruised, bleeding and in shock following the attack, said Father Chan. The priest later posted another message asking for prayers:

"One is critical & on a respirator. As I anointed them, tears streamed down my face. I couldn't help it. How wicked it is to do this to our nuns, who have given their whole life to God. Nevertheless, let us pray for God's forgiveness upon them and for their eventual conversion," the priest said in his post.

A news portal reported Seremban police Chief Assistant Commissioner Zainal Abu as saying that the attack on the nuns was being investigated.

The Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) expressed shock over the attack on the nuns.

"The voices of antagonism and hatred have been on the increase in the country and it would be no surprise if the attack on the nuns were not conspired by those out to cause inter-religious conflict in the country. The police must investigate this case of outright religious intimidation and fear creation and bring those responsible to justice," said CCM general-secretary Reverend Hermen Shastri in a statement.

He said Christians throughout the country will pray for the two sisters, “that God will grant them peace in their hearts and a speedy recovery from their physical trauma”.

"May the Lord look down in mercy on those who have caused hurt to the two innocent sisters," Shastri added.

Source: The Malaysian Insider

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