Benin City, Nigeria, Oct 18, 2017 / 09:54 am
Fr. Maurizio Pallù, an Italian missionary who was kidnapped in southern Nigeria last week, was freed Tuesday.
He was freed late in the evening of Oct. 17, according to authorities, and is doing well.
"The devil is cowardly, he wants to make us afraid but he has chosen the wrong way because we are poor men, that have fear, but are sustained by the grace of God," Fr. Pallù told Vatican Radio Oct. 18.
Noting that it was actually the second time he's been kidnapped in Nigeria, Pallù said that it was more difficult this time, but he saw "the miracles that the Lord did, just great miracles that the Lord did to keep us alive."