AFRICA/MALI - Nun kidnapped: "No news from the kidnappers but we do not lose hope"

Friday, 10 February 2017 missionaries  

Bamako (Agenzia Fides) - "There are no claims or demands for ransom", says Fr. Edmond Dembele, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Mali who updates Agenzia Fides about the investigation into the kidnapping of Sister Cecilia Narváez Argoti, the religious of Colombian nationality of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate, kidnapped in Karangasso in southern Mali (see Fides 08/02/2017). "Although we have no news we do not lose hope, because we continue to receive reassuring messages from the faithful and of other local people who give us hope for Sister Cecilia’s fate".
Fr. Dembele adds some details on the circumstances of the kidnapping. "The kidnappers arrived on 7 February from a secluded location a bit far from the village where Sister Cecilia and her sisters were. They broke into the missionary center and plundered money and computer equipment. They then escaped with the ambulance of the medical center with the nun". (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 10/02/2017)