Catholic World News

Sudan: abductors demand large ransom for priests’ release

January 23, 2012

The kidnappers of two Sudanese priests are demanding the exorbitant ransom of 500,000 Sudanese pounds ($185,000) for their release. Per capita GDP in the north African nation stands at only $2,300.

Cardinal Gabriel Wako of Khartoum is attempting to secure the priests’ release in a manner that does not encourage the kidnapping of other priests, sources told the Fides news agency.

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