Butembo-Beni, 13 July, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Resurrection who are working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have asked for prayers for one of their members who has been missing for five days and is feared to have been kidnapped.
Catholic Pontifical Charity Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, which reached out to the Religious Order of Sisters has announced that the Catholic Nun, only referred to as Sr. Francine, disappeared on her way to the market to shop for her community.
“The international pontifical foundation ACN reports the kidnapping of a religious sister of the congregation of the Daughters of the Resurrection in Goma, in the region of Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” the leadership of ACN says in the Tuesday, July 13 announcement.
ACN’s partners in DRC have informed the charity organization that Sr. Francine was kidnapped last week, on July 8, in Goma, the capital of North Kivu Province in the Eastern part of the Central African nation.
“The Nun had gone to the local market to shop for the community and she did not return. Subsequently, kidnappers have contacted the local Church and demanded a ransom,” ACN reports, and adds, “It is not clear if they are bandits or a group attached to rebels fighting in the area of Kivu.”