Twenty missionaries were killed worldwide in 2020
According to information collected by the Fides news agency, twenty missionaries have been killed worldwide in the last year: eight priests, one religious, three nuns, two seminarians, and six laypeople.
Last year, most missionaries were killed in South America, where five priests and three lay people were killed. Africa is in second place, where one priest, three nuns, one seminarian and two lay people were killed. In Asia, one priest, one seminarian and one lay person died, and in Europe one priest and one religious.
The annual Fides list does not only refer to missionaries but seeks to record all the baptised people involved in the life of the Church who have died for their faith.