Congo: Church seeks help to find kidnapped priests
Catholic World News - October 23, 2012
Church officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed to the public for prayers, and to the government for police action to secure the release of three priests who were kidnapped on October 19.
Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of Butembo-Beni told the Fides news service that the region where the priests were seized has been troubled by “several armed groups who commit acts of banditry of this kind.” The kidnappers have not been identified, nor are their motives clear.
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