Bamako, Mali, Jun 23, 2021 / 05:00 am
A Catholic priest is among five people kidnapped on Monday in the West African nation of Mali.
ACI Africa, CNA’s African news partner, reported that Fr. Léon Douyon, a priest serving in the Diocese of Mopti, was abducted alongside four others by gunmen on the morning of June 21.
The Malian priest Fr. Alexis Dembélé said June 22 that “the group disappeared on Monday while traveling from Ségué, in the center of the country, to the funeral of Fr. Oscar Thera in the town of San.”
He continued: “We have confirmation that it was a kidnapping by armed men. It is a great concern for the Catholic community in Mali.”