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Sydney nun killed in MH17 disaster

The Sydney Catholic community has been devastated by the death of a Sister of the Society of the Sacred Heart in the MH17 plane disaster.

Sr Philomene Tiernan rscj was one of 298 people, including 27 Australians, killed when a Malaysian jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine this morning.

She has been remembered as a loved staff member and friend of Kincoppal-Rose Bay, School of the Sacred Heart.

In a statement to the college community, principal Hilary Johnston-Croke said the death of Sr Philomene just days after she attended a retreat in France came "as an enormous shock".     [Full Story]




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