Kidnapped sister in Democratic Republic of the Congo is freed –

SISTER FRANCINE, KIDNAPPED July 8 in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is free again. This was announced by her religious community, the Daughters of the Resurrection, to the worldwide pontifical charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN). Daughters of Resurrection The nun is physically unharmed but traumatized. The community did not disclose more details about the background of the kidnapping and the quick release. Sister Francine had not returned on Thursday last week after a visit to the market of Goma. A short time later, the kidnappers had contacted local church representatives. Kivu province has been plagued by radical Islamist militias and criminal gangs for years. At risk are ethnic conflicts and the appropriation of natural resources.

Kidnapped sister in Democratic Republic of the Congo is freed –

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