As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in the United States, the pandemic has taken a terrible toll on the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in Latham. In December, nine sisters there died of COVID-19 as nearly half of the residents became infected during an outbreak at the provincial house that has affected 47 sisters and 26 employees since October.
More than 28 years after a 19-year-old nun was found dead in a convent well, a court in India's Kerala state convicted a priest and a woman religious of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of murdering her.
Eight School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province succumbed in a little more than a week in mid-December in Wisconsin after complications from COVID-19 as the virus spread in the facility that cared for them.
"Most notably, the present task force found no evidence of alleged murders that were committed by the Sisters of Charity of Providence," said a joint statement from Vermont Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Burlington.