A sad day for the Irish diaspora

Men and women from Ireland are involved in many types of endeavors, big and small, all over the world. The stories of 18 April made that clear in a sad way:

  • Sister Clare Theresa Crockett, 33, of Derry, Northern Ireland, was among more than 350 people killed in the Ecuador earthquake. From The Belfast Telegraph.
  • The speeding motorcade of Irish-born U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power hit and killed a young boy while en route to the front lines of war-torn Cameroon. She later returned to the family to express “grief and heartbreak.” From TheJournal.ie.
  • Joshua Molloy, a 24-year-old from Ballylinan, County Laois, is being detained in Iraq after a spending time fighting with Kurdish forces opposing the Islamic State. From The Irish Times.

Tragedies and triumphs happen every day to people all around the world. The coincidence of these headlines from three continents just happened to catch my eye.

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Sister Clare Theresa Crockett