Maria Indu Anastasia Xalxo

A white dove in flight


Date of Death
January 23, 1999


Missionary of Charity Sr. Maria Indu Anastasia Xalxo was shot on Jan. 23, 1999 in Freetown, Sierra Leone by Revolutionary United Front rebels during the country's 11-year civil war. 

Xalxo, from India, suffered grievous wounds from gunfire when the rebels attacked her and her fellow sisters, and died at a hospital in Conakry eight days later.