Posts Tagged ‘kidnapping’

Priests arrested for kidnap and assault of bishop Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Two priests are among 14 people arrested for the alleged kidnapping and assault of an Indian bishop. Police said Fr Raja Reddy engineered the kidnapping and attack on Bishop Prasad Gallela last month and this was motivated by “greed for money and power”. According to police, the suspects confessed to four earlier attempts to kidnap Read more

Archbishop asks for prayer for captive Fijian soldiers Comments 0

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Anglican Archbishop Winston Halapua has asked all parishes in the Diocese of Polynesia to pray for the safe release of 44 Fijian soldiers held captive by a militant rebel group in the Golan Heights. “We join with our leaders and with all people of faith in Fiji to pray for our soldiers who have been Read more

When all those you love disappear Comments 1

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Lulu Mitshabu tells us to close our eyes. ‘Imagine your brothers, sisters, your mothers, your nieces, your nephews, your children, everybody that makes you smile, the good time you’re having,’ she says. ‘Open your eyes. The time that you took closing your eyes and thinking of your people, imagine now everybody you thought of disappeared Read more

Life and death in a country ignored Comments 0

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

There’s something quite peculiar and absurd about being a Nigerian. It’s a country of—so to speak—unspecified data and dimensions. Nigeria is not simply plagued by inexactitude; it cultivates numerical and other forms of fuzziness. The other day, Ikhide Ikheloa, one of Nigeria’s most pugnacious gadflies, was waxing indignant on Facebook and Twitter. His grouse? Nigeria has Read more

Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest abducted in Crimea Comments 0

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

In a serious escalation of tension in Crimea, a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest was kidnapped on Saturday. Sources in Ukraine say Father Mykola Kvych, a pastor and a Ukrainian military chaplain, was abducted by pro-Russian forces after celebrating the liturgy. Continue reading Related Posts:Ukrainian Catholics are excluded from Religious CouncilChristians in Ukraine face violence with Read more

Religious superior allegedly kidnapped 2 confreres opposed to his election Comments 0

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Italian police arrested the superior general of the Camillian Fathers and Brothers on the suspicion that he kidnapped two Camillian Fathers opposed to his election to prevent them from attending the order’s general chapter. Father Renato Salvatore, who was re-elected at chapter meeting in May, and five other men were arrested by Italy’s finance police Read more

Bishops urge Egypt to help Sinai asylum seekers Comments 0

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Violence on the Israeli-Egypt border has opened up an opportunity for Egypt to rescue African asylum seekers who are being kidnapped on the Sinai Peninsula, according to the Catholic bishops of the Middle East. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has declared that Egypt will “control all parts of Sinai”, where clashes have been occurring between militants Read more

Mobster exhumed in search for clues to Vatican linked kidnapping Comments 0

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Italian gangster Antonio Mancini has said that the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee was killed in 1983 because a criminal gang was irate over the loss of funds deposited in the Vatican bank. Emanuela Orlandi was 15 when she disappeared in 1983 after leaving her family’s Vatican City apartment to go to a music Read more