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Feb 11, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- At the funeral Mass for Michael Nnadi, the 18-year-old seminarian abducted and killed by gunmen last month, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto said he hoped the death would be a turning point for persecuted Christians in Nigeria.
Feb 4, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- Following the death of an 18-year-old seminarian in Nigeria at the hands of his kidnappers, the Archbishop of Lagos urged government officials to make changes to security measures.
Jan 31, 2020 - 11:13 am .- Three of the seminarians kidnapped earlier this month in northwestern Nigeria have been released safely by their captors, an official at Good Shepherd Seminary announced Friday.
Jan 13, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Four seminarians, between the ages of 18 and 23, were abducted Wednesday night from their seminary in Kaduna, in northwestern Nigeria.
Apr 23, 2018 - 12:38 pm .- Fr. Edwin Omoregbe, who had been kidnapped last week in Nigeria's Edo state, was released on Sunday.
Apr 5, 2018 - 12:44 pm .- 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.  
Jan 30, 2018 - 04:59 pm .- 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.
Jan 18, 2018 - 09:08 pm .- Nigeria's bishops challenged government authorities Tuesday to resolve the country’s violent disputes, especially after recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen have resulted in over 100 deaths just this year.
Oct 16, 2017 - 01:44 pm .- An Italian Catholic priest, who is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way, was kidnapped on Thursday by armed men in Benin City, Nigeria, according to media reports.
Sep 13, 2017 - 11:25 am .- Just one day after being released from 18 months of captivity, Indian priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil shared an emotional meeting with Pope Francis, saying that throughout his time as a prisoner, he offered his suffering for the Pope and the Church.  
Jul 19, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Gunmen have abducted two Catholic priests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prompting the country’s bishops to plead that the captives not be harmed.
May 31, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A member of India’s Legislative Assembly is encouraging the Church to raise money for the release of kidnapped priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, claiming a need for concrete action beyond prayer.
Apr 7, 2017 - 06:14 am .- Four people have been arrested in Mali in connection with the February kidnapping of a nun who remains missing.
Apr 2, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Mali are asking the general public to help secure the release of a nun who was kidnapped in the country February 7th.
Feb 10, 2017 - 02:59 am .- The Colombian bishops are asking for prayers after a religious sister from Colombia was kidnapped for the home where she served in Mali.
Jan 13, 2017 - 01:11 pm .- The body of Father Joaquín Hernández Sifuentes, a priest in northern Mexico who had been missing since Jan. 3, was found on Thursday, his diocese announced.
Jan 12, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The Mexican bishops' conference on Tuesday asked authorities to provide more information on the disappearance of Father Joaquín Hernández Sifuentes of the Diocese of Saltillo.
Dec 18, 2016 - 04:09 am .- Elizabeth Smart, who drew the nation’s attention when she was abducted from her home at age 14, said that her captor’s pornography use made her captivity much worse.
Nov 28, 2016 - 05:35 pm .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara has announced that his diocese is calling off its distribution of a list of missing persons, because of fears of retaliation against family and friends of those who have gone missing in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
Sep 23, 2016 - 11:21 am .- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.