Barbara D. King, Savannah diocesan spokeswoman, said Sister Fogarty had worked in the Savannah Diocese for the past 23 years.From 1980 to 1987 she taught at St. Anne School in Columbus.Since 1987 she has been pastoral coordinator of Christ the King, a mission church between Hamilton and Pine Mountain, about 20 miles north of Columbus, that is under the care of St. Anne Parish.King
said Sister Fogarty, a native of County Cork, Ireland, was also fluent in French and Japanese and had taught school in Kobe, Japan, for 15 years before coming to Georgia.
Sister Kristofik is on the pastoral care staff of St. Francis Hospital
in Columbus.A former missionary in Pakistan, she has been working in Hamilton and Columbus for the past 12 years.King said Bishop Boland worked closely with Sister Fogarty in the 12 years he was pastor of St. Anne's before being named bishop in 1995.She
said that before the nuns' abduction, Sister Fogarty had led a weekend retreat for Christ the King
youth who were preparing for a joint confirmation with St. Anne
youth at St. Anne April 2.Bishop Boland was scheduled to go to Columbus for the confirmation.
Bishop Boland offered his
"deepest sympathy to Sister Philomena's religious community and to Sister Lucie" and to the people of Harris and Muscogee counties where Sister Fogarty "served with unwavering commitment for so many years."
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