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An Italian nun murdered in Haiti, welcomed by the Pope as a martyr

On Sunday, Pope Francis welcomed the nun of an Italian missionary who was killed in Haiti, who cared for poor children, as a martyrdom.

The Diocese of Milan states that Sister Luisa Dell'Orto, 64, was killed "probably during an armed attack aimed at robbery" in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.

According to Vatican official media, the seriously injured Dell'Orto was taken to the hospital and died shortly thereafter.

In a statement to the general public at St. Peter's Square, Francis expressed intimacy with the nun's family, she has lived there for about 20 years, and above all, the poor children who live on the streets. He said he was devoted to helping.

"I entrust her soul to God and pray for the people of Haiti, especially the little ones, to have a more miserable, violent and calmer future," Francis said.

Dell'Orto "gave life to others until her martyrdom," said the Department of Divinities.

A nun born in Lombardy in northern Italy ran a house. For children in the very poor suburbs of Port-au-Prince, the parish of Milan said.

Haiti, a Caribbean country, is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.