An elderly nun was abducted and raped by four men wearing police uniforms as she travelled home from a pastoral meeting in the diocese of Coroico, Bolivia. The article below suggests that the men are involved in organised crime and want to pressure the Church into giving up lands.

From Crux

Bolivian nun kidnapped and raped the latest sister to face violence

In a statement released by the Bolivian bishop’s conference and the diocese of Coroico, some 60 miles from La Paz, two of the men who raped the religious sister were wearing police clothes. After assaulting her, they took her truck, using the excuse that it was implicated in a drug trafficking case.

According to the statement, the attack on the elderly sister was “cold and calculated,” perpetrated by gangs related to organized crime who want to take over some Church-owned lands.

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