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Father Pierluigi Maccalli

Held for two years by jihadists, missionary is set free

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“We remain concerned however about the fate of this courageous religious sister, who was abducted by jihadist groups in Mali over three years and eight months ago.”

In Niger, in time of the virus, fears of anti-Christian violence

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Yet, despite his confidence in the government, the bishop warned that “we have to be on our guard, nonetheless, as the reactions of the fundamentalist Muslim extremists are unpredictable.”

In Niger, joy and surprise at sign of life in case of abducted missionary

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Not even 23 seconds long, the video appears to have been recorded by the priest’s abductors as proof of life and may indicate the possibility of negotiations for the liberation of this missionary.

Brother of kidnapped Niger priest still hopes for reunion

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The missionary said that he is living this first anniversary of his brother’s abduction “in a state of mind that cannot be put into words,” in a state of mind that cannot be understood except by someone who has “experienced this reality in his own flesh.”

Suspected Fulani Islamists kidnap missionary in Niger

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“It was in Mali of course that the Colombian Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez Argoti was abducted in February 2017; she is still being held prisoner today. And so we are fearful that the abduction of Padre Pierluigi could likewise drag on for a long time,” the missionary said.

In Niger, witnessing Christ’s love to Muslims

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Mother Marie-Catherine Kingbo is Superior General of the Fraternity of the Servants of Christ in Niger. She spoke late last month at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
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