The following is a list of pastoral workers murdered during 2012.
In Brazil, Fr. Luigi Plebani (Fidei Donum) was killed in his home; and D. Eduardo Teixeira was murdered in the street.
In Mexico, Fr. Jenaro Aviña García was killed in his home; and Fr. Teodoro Mariscal Rivas, was found bound hand and foot, with a bag over his head which caused suffocation.
In Colombia, Fr. Pablo Emilio Sanchez Albarracin was killed during a robbery.
In Guatemala, Fr. David Donis Barrera was attacked and stabbed.
In D.R. Congo, Sister Liliane Mapalayi, of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary was stabbed to death in the school where she worked.
In Mozambique, Fr. Valentim Eduardo (IMC) was brutally murdered during a robbery attempt.
In Tanzania, Fr. Anastasius Nsherenguzi was murdered by a group of youths when he intervened to stop a fight.
In Madagascar, Fr. Bruno Raharison (SJ) was killed in a street robbery.
In Lebanon, Fr. Elie Gergi al-Makdessi, of the Lebanese Maronite Order was killed in the street during an attempted robbery.
In the Philippines, Conchita Francisco, pastoral care worker, was shot to death by unknown gunmen in front of the Catholic Cathedral in Bongao, where shortly before she had attended Mass.
May they rest in peace.