Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Apr 5, 2018 / 11:44 am
The bishop of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is urging the faithful to pray for a priest who was kidnapped on Easter Sunday and is being held for ransom.
"We're doing everything in our power to obtain the release of Fr. Célestin," said Bishop Théophile Kaboy Ruboneka.
He appealed "to all the faithful throughout the world to pray for us. The kidnapping of Fr. Père Célestin Ngango is just one of many incidents that take place here. Kidnappings happen daily. This is an ongoing tragedy caused by an inhuman business."
Fr. Célestin was kidnapped by a group of unidentified men April 1 after celebrating Easter Sunday Mass, according to authorities.