Islamic group faces charges for kidnapping missionary priest in Philippines
November 17, 2009
Authorities in the Philippines have brought criminal charges against several members of the separatists Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and expect to add more charges, in connection with the kidnapping of Father Michael Sinnott.
Father Sinnott, a 78-year-old missionary priest from Ireland, was seized by unidentified gunmen in early October. He was released unharmed a month later, as government forces closed in on his captors.
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