Language Sites
  • UCAN China
  • UCAN India
  • UCAN Indonesia
  • UCAN Vietnam

Nuns among the victims of Beijing floods

by ucanews.com reporter, Beijing
China

August 7, 2012

Mail This Article
(For more than one recipient, type addresses separated by commas)


Around 40 nuns of the St. Joseph’s Congregation in Beijing are among thousands displaced after the heaviest rainstorms in six decades struck the region in July, severely damaging their convent. At least 79 people were killed and nearly 57,000 people were evacuated, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. The worst-hit areas were in the rural hilly outskirts of the city. The nuns evacuated from their convent in downtown Beijing to the diocesan major seminary, but they are having to look for a new place before the seminary’s semester begins in mid August. "It’s very difficult to find somewhere that can accommodate about 40 people to live together," said Sister Mary Magdalene Dong Xiaohong, the superior general.
UCAN needs your support to continue our independent journalism
Access to UCAN stories is completely free of charge - however it costs a significant amount of money to provide our unique content. UCAN relies almost entirely on donations from our readers and donor organizations that support our mission. If you are a regular reader and are able to support us financially, please consider making a donation. Click here to donate now.
La Civiltà Cattolica
 

LATEST

Support Our Journalism

Access to UCAN stories is completely free of charge - however it costs a significant amount of money to provide our unique content. UCAN relies almost entirely on donations from our readers and donor organizations that support our mission. If you are a regular reader and are able to support us financially, please consider making a donation.

Quick Donate

Or choose your own donation amount