Yangon, Myanmar, Aug 6, 2021 / 18:01 pm
A Catholic priest and a catechist who were abducted last month by a group of armed militia in Burma’s Chin state were released Aug. 4.
A Catholic priest in Burma, also known as Myanmar, who asked not to be named “for security reasons,” told the news site LiCAS.news that the abducted priest and catechist were released through the “intercession” of local church leaders.
“They were released after negotiations and talks,” said the priest. “They are now safe and are resting somewhere,” he added.
In a statement on Aug. 1, Bishop Hre Kung of the Diocese of Hakha appealed for the release of the priest and the catechist who were taken by members of the Chinland Defense Force on July 26.