- Feb 25, 2020
Four aid workers for a French Christian charity disappeared this week in Baghdad at time of heightened tension in Iraq, the organization said Friday,
For nearly three months, parishioners at St. Peter Catholic Church in Cameron, Wisconsin, were praying for the safe return of one of their own — 13-year-old Jayme Closs.
Roman Catholic priests in eastern Congo are vowing to continue their work in parishes, schools and clinics after the murder of one of their brethren this week in the largely lawless region.
A reported video message from a Colombian nun kidnapped almost a year ago in Mali appeals to Pope Francis for his help in securing her release.
Father Tom Uzhunnalil,a Salesian, was kidnapped from a home for senior citizens in Aden, southern Yemen, established by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in March 2016. Four nuns were killed during the attack. On Saturday in Rome, following his release earlier this week, Uzhunnalil said that his captors never harmed him, even if in some videos they made it appear that way in an effort to get a speedy response in negotiations.
Two priests in the troubled North Kivu province in Congo were kidnapped by armed men who also looted a nearby convent. Local bishops have urged security agencies to try and help the priests and bring them back safely, though three priests who were kidnapped in 2012 were never found.