(Lord have mercy)
Here is a little more information:
There was no immediate word on a motive in the attack, which came six days after a Moscow teenager killed a teacher and a policeman and held classmates hostage in the first major school shooting in Russia.*
Mother Mary, please pray that Russia be spared any more of such terrible and senseless carnage.
Praying for the repose of their souls.
The nun, Lyudmila Pryashnikova, and an unidentified male parishioner were killed when they attempted to subdue the gunman after he began firing at random at icons and at worshipers who were leaving a just-concluded service, Russia Today reported. Six others were injured. Stunned worshipers told journalists that the attack unleashed panic inside the church.
"They tried to prevent that person from defiling our sacred place. They died as heroes, as soldiers on the front line,” Patriarch Kirill said in a statement carried by Rossiya-24 television.