Authorities kidnap Catholic bishop in China, says report
by Jose Torres, Jr. Manila, Philippines, Oct 27, 2021 / 11:05 am Chinese authorities have kidnapped Catholic Bishop Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, according to a report by AsiaNews on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The report said the 58-year-old prelate was taken by authorities “on vacation,” adding that it was not the …
American missionaries reported abducted in Haiti
by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2021 / 11:55 am A group of 17 missionaries and family members were abducted in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported. The missionaries were part of Christian Aid Ministries, based in Ohio, and were kidnapped while visiting an orphanage. In …
Haitian bishops condemn kidnappings of Catholic priests, nuns
Washington D.C., Apr 12, 2021 / 16:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). Seven Catholic priests and nuns were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday, and are being held for ransom. The five priests and two nuns were abducted at Croix-des-Bouquets, a suburb of Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince. According to local news, they were …
Nigerian church groups organize prayers for missing schoolgirls
By Peter Ajayi Dada Catholic News Service LAGOS, Nigeria — Religious groups in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state have organized prayer sessions and other activities to support the rescue of kidnapped schoolgirls.