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Latest stories: Kidnappings

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez. CEC

Nun Released after Years of Captivity in Mali Thanks God, All Who Facilitated Her Release

Oct 19, 2021

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017 and held for nearly five years, posted Sunday on Twitter thanking God and all those who made possible her liberation.

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez. CEC

Project Wake Up Seeking Prayers for Missionary Sister Kidnapped in Mali in 2017

Aug 11, 2021

An initiative that works to highlight persecution of Christians released Friday a video seeking prayers for Sister Gloria Cecilia Nárvaez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017.

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Our Priests and Nuns are Not for Sale, Nigerian Archbishop on Increased Kidnappings

Feb 1, 2021

The Catholic Church in Nigeria is not paying ransom for any Priest, Religious Sister, Catechists or any other Church leader who is kidnapped by Boko Haram and other groups that target Christians, a Prelate in the West African country has said.

Bishop Moses Chikwe / Courtesy photo

U.S. Catholics Having Ties with Kidnapped Nigerian Bishop Pray for His Safety, Freedom

Dec 31, 2020

Priests and parishioners in Southern California are praying for the safe return of Bishop Moses Chikwe, the auxiliary bishop of Owerri Archdiocese in Nigeria, who served for several years in the Diocese of San Diego as a priest before returning to his country.

Government Science Secondary School in the north-western Katsina state where some 300 students were kidnaped Friday, December 11, 2020.

Combined Efforts Needed to Address Causes of Kidnappings, Banditry in Nigeria: Prelate

Dec 19, 2020

Combined efforts are needed to deal with insecurity in Africa’s most populous nation, including cases of kidnappings and banditry, an Archbishop in the country has said.