Former St. Pete priest killed in Africa - FOX 13 News

Former St. Pete priest killed in Africa

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ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

The Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg says one of their own was shot and killed overseas Sunday morning.

The church says Father Evaristus Mushi, a 56-year-old priest in Zanzibar, Tanzania, was killed as he arrived for mass.

Mushi served as a priest in the Bay area prior to leaving for work in Africa.

"Please remember Father Mushi, his family and the faithful of Zanzibar in your prayers," the church said in a statement. "Pray also for the protection of our Catholic priests and nuns throughout the world in these very troubling times."

The U.S. Embassy has strongly condemned the attack, calling it senseless.

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