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Madagascar: priest kidnapped, released in bandit raid

Catholic World News - July 10, 2014

In Madagascar, a Catholic priest was kidnapped on July 8, but released the same day, the Fides news service reports.

The priest was one of four people taken hostage by bandits who attacked a remote village, looting homes and killing three people. Church sources in Madagascar said that such banditry is a common problem in rural areas.

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