New PDF release: The Killing of Sister McCormack

By Anne Henderson

used to be Irene McCormack a martyr for her Christian ideals or purely certainly one of Peru's many sufferers of terrorism? by way of may possibly 1991, one of many world's such a lot ruthless terrorist teams, the Sendero Luminoso, or Shining direction, had left 30,000 identified lifeless in its ten-year guerrilla battle opposed to the Peruvian govt. On 21 may well 1991, as nightfall settled upon the Andean city of Huasahuasi, a silver-haired Australian girl grew to become a part of this frightening demise toll. Sister Irene McCormack, a Catholic nun and member of the non secular order based through Mary MacKillop, was once finished after a ridicule trial that observed a tender girl terrorist label Sister Irene a Yankee imperialist earlier than firing a bullet at point-blank variety into the again of her head. What makes a girl go away the security of Australia and shuttle to an impoverished mountain village in rural Peru, a space the place threats and violence are a regular fact, to educate the village childrens to learn and write? Anne Henderson has long gone past the headlines to discover simply who was once Irene McCormack.

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