Catholic Priest Among Five People Kidnapped in Mali| National Catholic Register

MOPTI, Mali — A Catholic priest is among five people kidnapped on Monday in the West African nation of Mali. ACI Africa, CNA’s African news partner, reported that the priest serving in the Diocese of Mopti was abducted alongside four others by gunmen on the morning of June 21.  The Malian priest Father Alexis Dembélé said June 22 that “the group disappeared on Monday while traveling from Ségué, in the center of the country, to the funeral of Fr. Oscar Thera in the town of San.” He continued: “We have confirmation that it was a kidnapping by armed men. It is a great concern for the Catholic community in Mali.”  “The poor road network requires one to go up north and then back down to the south to the town of San.” The group was abducted about 20 miles north of Ségué, in the vicinity of Ouo.

Catholic Priest Among Five People Kidnapped in Mali| National Catholic Register

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