Bamako, Mali, Jan 30, 2018 / 16:59 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A reported video message from a Colombian nun kidnapped almost a year ago in Mali appeals to Pope Francis for his help in securing her release.
The video was reportedly created by two local terrorist organizations that are linked to Al Qaeda.
According to the online edition of the Spanish newspaper El País, the video, which may have been recorded in December, would prove that Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti
is still alive. In the video, Sister Cecelia reportedly mentions Christmas and the pope's trip to Chile and Peru that concluded a few days ago.
The Al Akhbar agency published the contents of the message, although it has not released the video itself. It says that the video lasts 4:44 minutes and that “the Colombian hostage pleads with the Pope of the Vatican to intervene to free her.”
Sister Cecelia was kidnapped Feb. 7, 2017 in southern Mali.