AFRICA/MALI - "Only joy": Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez freed

Monday, 11 October 2021

Bamako (Agenzia Fides) - "The Farnesina confirmed the news to me: only joy"! This is the comment of Father Gigi Maccalli, priest of the Society for African Missions (SMA) regarding the release of Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez, a Colombian missionary of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate who was kidnapped in Mali on February 7, 2017.
Fr. Maccalli, who is currently working in France, received the news of the nun's release by telephone from Fr. Antonio Porcellato, Superior General (SMA) to whom he confirmed that he had spoken with Sister Noemi Quesada, former superior general of Sister Gloria's Congregation, currently in Costa Rica, confirmed the great emotion and joy they are sharing in Colombia. The Superior General of the SMA also expressed gratitude to the Farnesina and the precious work carried out in the most total discretion to protect the hostages. Sister Gloria's release came exactly one year after Father Gigi's release. (AP/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 11/10/2021)