Tag Archives: Kidnapping

Bishops plea for two priests abducted in DRC

am (CNA).- Gunmen have abducted two Catholic priests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prompting the country’s bishops to plead that the captives not be harmed. “Priests are men of God who devote their lives to the good of the population without a political agenda. To hurt them is to harm the community they serve,”

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Indian politician suggests ransom fund for kidnapped priest

A member of India’s Legislative Assembly is encouraging the Church to raise money for the release of kidnapped priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, claiming a need for concrete action beyond prayer. Legislative member P.C. George expressed concern that prayer and words are the only action taken to release Fr. Tom, and said the terrorists only “want

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Mali bishops plead for kidnapped nun’s release

The Catholic bishops of Mali are asking the general public to help secure the release of a nun who was kidnapped in the country February 7th. Sister Cecilia Argoti Narvaez was originally from Colombia but worked in Mali until she was kidnapped earlier this year. Her fate is still unknown. “We are exploring all possible

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Nun in Mali kidnapped by alleged jihadists

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The Colombian bishops are asking for prayers after a religious sister from Colombia was kidnapped for the home where she served in Mali. Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate, was abducted by armed men Tuesday night, according to officials. The men forced Sister Cecilia to hand over the

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