Sister Veronika Terézia Racková was shot and wounded by three soldiers on May 16 while driving a patient to a nearby hospital. On her way she was attacked and shot in the stomach. She also suffered from other injuries including fractures to her pelvis. She underwent surgery at a local hospital before being flown to Nairobi, Kenya, for further treatment.
The news about the death of the nun was confirmed by Martin Kramara, spokesperson of the Slovak Bishops Conference (KBS).
“Precious indeed is the life given for Mission,” a tribute posted on her order’s Facebook page said so. The page also contained words of gratitude for all those who extended prayers and support. “We offer peace, healing and compassion to the people in South Sudan whom she gave her life, especially those who wounded her,” the message read.