Gunmen kidnap Irish priest in Philippines; Islamist terrorists suspected
October 12, 2009
Six gunmen in the southern Philippines have kidnapped Father Michael Sinnott, an Irish missionary priest who has served in the nation for four decades. The 78-year-old priest was taken away in a car and then forced into a boat. Members of the Islamist terrorist group Abu Sayyaf are suspected of abducting the priest, who suffers from a heart condition.
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- Gunmen abduct Irish priest in southern Philippines: police (AFP)
- Irish priest not dead, say authorities (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
- Abu Sayyaf eyed in kidnap of Irish missionary (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
- Ozamiz condemns kidnapping, urges prayer (CBCP News)
- Irish Catholic priest kidnapped in Pagadian (CBCP News)
- Abu Sayyaf (Wikipedia)
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