• Italian priest kidnapped in Nigeria

    Italian priest kidnapped in Nigeria

    • Oct 13, 2017

    Father Maurizio Pallù, 63, was kidnapped together with four companions in the southern Nigerian city of Benin. The motive for his kidnapping and the identity of the perpetrators remain unknown. On Friday, papal spokesman Greg Burke took to Twitter to say Pope Francis has been informed of the kidnapping, and he’s praying for the Italian priest.